For this class, we don't think of books as the first stop, but books can help by providing an overview of a topic and by giving background information. The library catalog indexes the holdings of the libraries at UT-Austin. Expect to find both print and electronic books.
Keyword searching is the default but searches can be focused by selecting other options, including a specific author search or limiting by date or location.
After searching, you need to look for these details:
1. Is this book in print or is it electronic (an ebook that you can access online)?
2. If the book is in print, is it AVAILABLE?
3. Whether the book is checked out or if you want staff to retrieve the book for you, click on "Pick It Up" and follow the steps to request the book.
4. Pick up during the time when the branch libraries are closed will be at the main library, PCL.
Click to follow the link; usually marked as, "electronic resource". You may be asked to log in with your EID and password.
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