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ENC 1101 - Prof. Santivasci: Finding Information

Guide to Conducting Research

Tips on Searching Databases

Boolean logic is the method of using And, Or, Not to connect or exclude keywords. Click on the link below to access an interactive guide on how to use Boolean operators (And, Or, Not) to improve your search results.

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Broward College Student ID

To log in to the library databases, e-books, and My Account, use your BC student ID number as your Borrower ID. Your PIN is now your birthday in MMDD format (for example, if your birthday is July 4th, your PIN is 0704). If you are having difficulty accessing from off-campus, please contact the U/C library at 954.201.6653 or 954.201.6223.

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Search the U/CL Catalog

Search for Books & eBooks. To locate other library materials use the BC Libraries homepage.


Find Print Books in the Library

Call numbers are used to locate print books in the library. What is a call number? It is a series of letters and numbers in alphabetical and numerical order that designate where a book is placed on the shelf.

For a detailed explanation on call numbers click here: Understanding Call Numbers

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First Floor - Reference Books & Periodicals

Second Floor - Circulating Books A-H

Third Floor - Circulating Books J-Z

Fourth Floor - Oversize Books, Career Books & (CLC)Children's Books