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Tutt Library Research Guides


Education: Find Books

Catalog Search Tips

When searching TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat, try to

- Use broad keywords from your class reading to begin your search.

- Refine your searches by adding keywords.

- Click on the subject headings of interesting books to find similar materials.

- Try the Library of Congress Authorities and Vocabularies thesaurus to find variations of keywords and subject headings.

    Browse the Shelves

    Books about education start with the letter L. See the complete outline of call numbers for education from the Library of Congress.

    L7-991 Education (General)

    LA5-2396 History of education

    LB5-3640 Theory and practice

    LB1025-1050.75 Teaching (Principles and practice)

    LB1050.9-1091 Educational psychology

    LB1139.2-1139.5 Early childhood education

    LB1501-1547  Primary education

    LB1555-1602  Elementary/public education

    LB1603-1696.6 Secondary education.

    LC8-6691 Special aspects

    LC8-59  Forms of education

    LC65-245  Social aspects

    LC980-1099.5 Types of education

    Use Tiger to find books & more at Colorado College

    Search Tiger by 

    Tiger, the CC library catalog, will tell you what we own (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) or subscribe to (journals, databases, etc.) at Colorado College. It will not help you find articles in journals.

    At the beginning of Block One 2017, books will not yet be available for you to browse and check out yourself. You can continue to use the red "REQUEST ITEM" button in Tiger, and you will be able to pick the book up at the Tutt Library circulation desk ion the first floor later that day, or the next day. The library website has more information about requesting books, including the schedule

    Use Prospector to request books & more from across Colorado

    If you can't find a book, DVD, CD, or other item you need in Tiger, you can use Prospector to search libraries across Colorado and then request that they be sent to the Tutt Library circulation desk for you to check out here.

    Use WorldCat to request books from throughout the U.S.




    When the materials you want are not available in TIGER or Prospector, you can search in WorldCat and request them through Interlibrary Loan.

    • WorldCat lists library holdings throughout the nation
    • Items usually arrive in 5-10 business days

        Book Emergency 911

        The book I want is not available in Tutt and I can't wait for Prospector or ILL.

        Search the catalogs of UCCS Library or Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD)

        It's 5AM and I need one more book for my paper.

        Try Google Books -- the book you need may have full or partial viewing.

        The popular book for my class is sold out at the Worner book store.

        Check out Poor Richard's Book Store just down the street on Tejon.

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