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ARC 201: Intro to American Architecture (Ucci): Books &eBooks

Searching for Books at BCC Libraries

Use the library catalog to find print books, electronic books, and streaming videos. The SAILS Library Catalog allows BCC students to request books from any SAILS Library through the catalog interface as long as the student has registered their BCC Campus Card.

Search the Catalog

Type your keywords into the search box on the library home page, then hit enter. You will be searching not only BCC titles, but books in the entire SAILS Catalog.

Library Homepage

Once you complete your search you can then narrow by BCC libraries and format (such as print books, videos, ebooks).You can place a hold by clicking on the "Place hold" button. This will prompt your for your BCC Library card number found on the back of your BCC campus card which begins with a 22777 number.  Choose the nearest campus location near you. A staff member will call you when your book has arrived at it's destination. BCC is part fo the SAILS library network and all materials can be returned to a local SAILS library near you for your convenience.   




eBook Central is a rich database of books you can read online.  

Subject Headings

Try these subject headings  from the Library of Congress when you search the on-line catalog


Why should I look in books?

Why should you do research in books?

  • Books provide in-depth coverage of a topic
  • Books often provide valuable background information on a topic
  • Books can also provide an overview of all issues pertaining to a topic
  • Books can lead readers to other sources through their bibliographies

You do not necessarily have to read an entire book for every research paper you have to do.  Utilize the index and the chapter titles to narrow down which section of the book is most pertinent to your research.

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