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Business (ABEC) Library Research Guide: Find Books & Ebooks

Finding Business Books in the Library

Library books are organized with the Library of Congress Classification System. Business books are generally found under the call numbers HB through HJ:

  • HB, HC: Economics
  • HD: Industries, Land Use, Labor
  • HE: Transportation, Communications
  • HF: Commerce, Management
  • HG, HJ: Finance

2023: New Business Books and eBooks

Finding eBooks in the Library Catalog

Use Call Numbers to Find Books in the Library

Using signage in the library, look for the letters in alphabetical order.  Once the letter combination is found, look for the first line number in numerical order.

Find Books at Other Libraries

If you can't find your book at Rio Hondo Library, try searching the following library catalogs:

OneSearch: Library Catalog

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Click here to access the RHC Library Catalog, also known as OneSearch.

Here you will find information about books, ebooks, articles from library (subscription) and open access databases, and more!

Here are a few search tips to help you find exactly what you are looking for:

  • If you’re not finding anything with your chosen keywords, try searching synonyms (example: “social media” instead of “social networks”).
  • Books in the library are organized by subject so when you find a book on the shelf, feel free to browse the area to find similar books.
  • Take a look at the Subject terms in the book's catalog record. By clicking on a Subject term, the Library Catalog searches for other books that have the same Subject term.
  • You can also use quotation marks ("  ") to specificially search a phrase.  This helps to further limit your searches; for example, if you type in the words air pollution, the computer will look for any result with the word air and any with the word pollution, but if you search "air pollution" the computer will more likely find that specific combination of words together.

Sample Search Results in PRIMO

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  • Location: Where the book is located in the library; most books are located in Circulating Book Stacks.
  • Call number: The book's address to physically find the book on shelf.
  • Available Online: Ebook. Details of title need to be opened in order to access eBook link for online access. If accessing off-campus, needs to be opened through AccessRio.

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Example Details for Book Types