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Floral Design Research Guide: Finding Books & eBooks

Use this guide to learn how to research using the tools and resources of the Hennepin Technical College library.

Finding Books & eBooks

Finding Books & Ebooks

To find Books and eBooks in the HTC Library, use the OneSearch search box (front and center on the library website). 

checkmarkType your keywords into the OneSearch search box, but make sure to change the Search drop-down menu to Books & More.  Then click the Find button.

Book Search using OneSearch

This will bring you to a list of books, ebooks, etc. owned by the HTC Library that match your search.


Refining Your Book Search

To narrow or refine your search results further,  use the search refinements on the side of your results list.  Popular search refinements include:

  • Format (i.e. print book, DVD, etc.)
  • Collection (i.e. General Reserve, Audiobook, etc.)
  • Publication Date

When reviewing your search results, please note that any print books will say Print Book and list the item's call number.  Any eBooks (online books) will say Electronic Book and give you an Online Access link that will take you to the online book.

Book Results for student success search

If HTC does not have a book that meets your research needs, simply select a new Location using the dropdown menu below the top search box.


Select the All MnPALS Libraries option to search the book catalogs of every MnSCU library.


Student Success - change school drop-down menu

If you find a book from another college that you would like to use, follow the login prompts (and enter your StarID and password) to request the book via Interlibrary Loan.