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Mexican American History: Start with Books

Starting with Books

Finding books

Search the Catalog Using Keywords

What are keywords? They are words that describe what you are looking for! 
Click on the image below to search the Library Catalog using a keyword search: 

keyword

 Some examples of keyword searches:

  • zoot suit riots
  • "community service organization"
  • antonia castaneda

You should get a listing of items (titles) that match your search terms, including books, DVDs, eBooks. You will need to click on a title to see the full record, which will give you more information. Be sure to write down the information about the item you want, including the title, it's location, and Call number. If you need assistance in locating the item, see a librarian or another staff member. Remember, you can search the  EVC Library catalog home 24/7!

All About Books

Go to the Library Catalog to search for books. See the Tips on Searching the Catalog box below for more information. 

Checkout periods: 

You can check out books in the library General Collection for 3 weeks. If you need to keep the book for a longer period of time, renew your books in person at the desk, online, or over the phone by calling the Circulation Desk at 408-270-6433. 

ID Cards 

You will need to bring a Student ID card to check out all books and other library items. Your Student ID is also your copy card - so you will need it to make photocopies of library items. 

DVDs, eBooks, and Other Media 

  • Find a DVD you can watch (either at home or in the library) by doing a keyword search in the catalog and adding the term "DVD." 
  • Some DVDs can be viewed in the library only. See library staff for details. 
  • eBooks are electronic versions of books - available to you 24/7. See items in the catalog with the eBook icon beside it.