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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.
eBook Central and e-Book Collections are a collection of databases that contain digitized books that you can read online. Use your #900 number to gain access.
Choose from 810,000 ebooks and 1,350 imprints from more than 650 publishers on one platform. ProQuest Ebook Central offers titles from hundreds of trusted publishers on one modern, intuitive platform. Its mobile-optimized design lets researchers get “anytime access” to the content they need – from a single chapter to an entire book.
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.