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ENC 1102 (O'Brien Grogan): eBooks

This guide is designed to help students with library research assignments in Professor O'Brien Grogan's Comp II classes.

Logging In

To access the library catalog to search for books, videos, eBooks, and electronic videos log into your Atlas account and click the "Search the Library" link in the upper left corner on the "My Atlas" tab.

Once the library catalog opens, you will see the catalog search box in the middle of the page. Type in your keywords to begin a search.

Click the icon below to access the Atlas login page.

 

During Atlas outages, click on the icon below to access the library catalog.

search the catalog

 

Searching the Library Catalog

To find books or eBooks in the library catalog, click "Advanced Search" to the right of the catalog search bar.


In the advanced search, type your research topic into the search term box. Then, select "Library Catalog", and set the "Material Type" to Books. Note that this will provide you with both print books and eBooks in your search results.

 

Once your search results load, you will have both print books and eBooks listed in your search results. To limit your catalog search to eBooks, look for the "Availability" limiter on the left side of the page under "Refine Your Results". Clicking on "Available Online" will limit your search results to eBooks which can be accessed online from any location. Note that you may be prompted to log in to your Atlas account again. 

eBook Databases

Search Terms

When searching the library catalog for eBooks relating to your topic, try using a general search topic. For example:

School Dress Codes

School Violence

College Admissions Process

Censorship

For more specific results, try using two of the search boxes. For example:

Censorship AND College

College Admissions Process AND Equity

School Violence AND Safety

School Dress Codes AND Public Schools

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.