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Library Research Skills: Finding Print Books: Welcome

This LibGuide has the same content as the Finding Print Books module your professor may have in Canvas.



If your professor is requiring you to take Library Research Skills Workshops, or giving extra credit, this LibGuide does not replace a Library Skills Research Workshop, and your professor will not be notified.  You must attend an actual workshop to meet your professor's expectations.

If your professor has included a module in your Canvas classroom on this topic, this LibGuide does not replace that module.  You will need to complete the module in Canvas, as it has a quiz at the end, which this LibGuide does not.  

decorative image:  stack of print booksThis LibGuide will help you understand the print collection at Bakersfield College's Grace Van Dyke Bird Library by answering the following questions:

                   What system is used to organize books in an academic library?

                   What is the layout of the BC Library's print collection?

                   What is the difference between reference books and general books?

                   What is a call number, and how do I use it to find books?

                   How can I look up books to see what the library has?

                   What are some types of searches and any tips?

                                                            What are the check-out procedures?

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Reference Librarian

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