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ENG 101 Essner Fall 2016: Library Catalog

Search Strategies

Begin in the STLCC Catalog to find books in the library. The two basic methods for searching are the keyword and the subject searches.

The subject search is somewhat misleading--it only searches for subjects as defined by the Library of Congress.

Because most library users are not familiar with the official Library of Congress Subject Headings, it is often a good idea to begin with a keyword search.


Need more help?

For more help using the STLCC Catalog, visit Searchpath, Module 3.

Catalog search wide




Don't Forget Reference Books, Print Books, or Ebooks!

Don't forget that you have Reference Librarians (and their respective Reference Departments) to help you with your research topic.  Don't be afraid to ask!  Remember, you can limit a keyword search to ebooks that you can access from SCEUC or from anywhere!

Some possibilities:


Keyword Searching

Some examples of keyword searches include

  1. culture* AND etiquette
  2. "medical marijuana" and (law* or legislation*)
  3. divers* and business

NOTE: The asterisk (*) truncates a term and will retrieve all forms of the word that follow the truncation symbol. For example, photograph* will retrieve photograph, photographs, photography, photographer, and photographers.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000