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Technical and Professional Communication: Print Resources

Finding Books

Finding Books - Advanced Search

Joyner Library's website contains the following simple search box to search all of its holdings for an item. If you are looking for a specific book, sometimes the catalog is the best place to look.  Clicking on the Search Classic Catalog link under the search box will bring you to the full catalog with more options for narrowing your search, allowing you to construct more powerful searches.

Classic Catalog Search Page


Searching Suggestions

  • Keywords: Search using everyday language
  • Author: Search last name first.  Ex. Freud, Sigmund
  • Title: Type the book's title (in single quotations) Ex. 'Pillars of the Earth'
  • Journal Title: This will only search for the titles of journals in our collections, and not individual journal articles.
  • In the example below, we limit to Collection: Joyner Stacks - the largest collection in the library.  



Search Results

  • Click on the blue "detail" button in order to find out more about the item - including where it's located.
  • In order to find the book, be sure to record the entire call number and the location of the material.


Retrieving your Book

Check out the floor maps to determine the location of your materials.


Borrowing/Checking Out your Materials

You can check out books and DVDs using your ECU OneCard at the main circulation desk, which is located near the first floor entrance.


Print Sources in One Search

InterLibrary Loan

Use InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery services to request articles, books, media, and more from other libraries when ECU libraries do not have what you need.


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Checkout Periods

To find out how long you can borrow materials from Joyner Library, please visit: