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English as 2nd Language: Research Basics

Research Assistance Program

Boolean Keyword Search

Boolean Operator
When searching for a topic, remember to combine your main ideas with the word AND. This will retrieve items that contain both words. It will narrow your search, so that you have a limited number of results.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Search CCBC Library Catalog

Search Library Catalog for books available in all three libraries. In the Catalog, you may

  • Search for a keyword, for example "political refugee"
  • Search for a title, for example "invisible history"
  • Search for an author, for example "Tan, Amy"

CCBC Libraries use the Library of Congress classification system to shelve all the books. You will need the call number with both letters and numbers to locate the books.