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History 111: Search for Books

Welcome! This guide was created to assist you in finding sources for History 111 from the Bristol Community Colleges' Libraries.

How to do a simple search

Searching by Library:

Our BCC Library catalog defaults to the Fall River Campus. Once you have done an initial search you may search by individual  library or all libraries by using the drop down menu under the search box.

Types of Searches

Keyword: Use a Keyword search when you want materials about a topic, but don't have an author or title in mind. Search for Black Plague,  Ancient Egypt , or medieval life for example.

Keyword is the search selected for you, or the "default" search. Results are sorted by date, with the newest books first. Click on a title to see information about the book, such as owning libraries, call number, and whether the book is checked in. Click the New Search button to return to the main page, or, select a different type of search from the drop down menu at the top left.

Title: In the drop down menu, click Title. Enter the title of the book, or, as much of the title as you know. Entering The Axe and the Oath : Ordinary Life in the Middle Ages will bring you to results for that title.

Click on a title to see information about the book, such as owning libraries, call number, and whether the book is checked in.

Author: Click on the drop down menu for Author. Enter the author's last name first, then the first name. Entering Gibbon, Edward will bring you to a list of titles by the author, sorted alphabetically.

Search the Library catalog

Holds

If BCC does not have a particluar book you need, you can simply place a hold on any book found in our catalog and delivered to BCC. By clicking on the "HOLD" button, enter your 22777 number found on the back of your Access BCC Card. Your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number.

Place a hold