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Start Your Research_Fall_2013: Books, etc.


Books and audiovisual material can be great resources for your research project. These sources contain edited and evaluated information all in one handy item.

Learn more about borrowing books from the YCCC Library.

Borrowing materials from other Minerva Libraries

If YCCC doesn't have the material you need, you can search the statewide Minerva collection through the online catalog and borrow their materials for free!

All you need is your student ID or library barcode.  The requested materials are usually delivered to YCCC for you to pick up within 3-7 days.  We'll email you when your material arrives.

Learn how to request an item from another library.

Search the YCCC Library Catalog & beyond

The YCCC Library's online catalog is called Minerva.  You can search Minerva to locate the materials that are held in the YCCC Library.  Minerva is available 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection - no passwords required.

PROTIP!  Keep your search simple: try searching with only one word or a two-word phrase.

Finding e-books

Ebrary: over 70,000 e-books

Maine's Download Library:  downloadable e-books & audiobooks (Get software)

Ebsco E-book Collection: full-text books online

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

Stat!Ref: online reference works for healthcare professionals


New!  The YCCC Library now  has three Kindle Touch E-readers for students, faculty, and staff to borrow.  The purchase of these e-readers were made possible by a generous grant from the YCCC Foundation Board.  Learn more about borrowing a Kindle.

Learn more about audio and electronic books.