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The Research Process: A Guide for OCC Students: 2a. Books & E-Books

This guide will walk you through the research process for a standard research paper.

Finding Books at the OCC Library

E-Book Collections

Search for Books

This search box will allow you to search the OCC Library for books. More information here.


Library of Congress Call Number Classification

The materials in the OCC Library are organized by the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System so that materials on similar subjects are shelved together. Each item is given a subject heading that corresponds to a call number which identifies the location of the item on a shelf. 

Items are arranged on the shelves from left to right, top to bottom, according to call numbers. Call numbers are read in this format:

How to Use Books for College Research