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HSCI 1301: Foundations of Health Promotion: Finding Books

Searching the Classic Library Catalog

This video is a short introduction on how to search for books in the UTEP Library using the classic catalog.

Searching Encore

This video is a short introduction on how to search for books in the UTEP Library using Encore.

Understanding Library of Congress Call Numbers

This tutorial gives a brief introduction to LoC call numbers and their meanings, as well as how to use them when locating a book in the library.

Compiling Your Sources: Books

This breif video tutorial outlines how to search for and compile books using UTEP's catalog, Encore.

Compiling Your Sources: E-books

This short video tutorial shows how to find and access the E-books using the UTEP Library's catalog, Encore.

Finding Books in UTEP Library

To find books in the library you will need to use the Library Catalog.

You can search the Classic Library Catalog by:

  1. If you find a book you would like to see, write down the Author of the book, the Title of the book, the Location, and the Call Number
  2. When you are ready to check the book out, take the book to Access Services and show them your student ID. The student ID is your library card.
  3. If the book is for library use only, it cannot be checked out.

If you don't find books of your interest at the UTEP Library; try searching the WORLDCAT database to identify resources available in other libraries around the world. You can request books not found in our library through ILLIAD our Interlibrary Loan Department.

Books in Print

The location Mains Stacks is divided by call number as follows: 

  • 3rd floor A-G  
  • 4th floor H-PR
  • 5th floor PS-Z

Once you find your book look around that immidate section; for all books (except Gov Docs) are arranged by subject.


Off campus access to e-books via the following methods:

  1. The Campus VPN (broadband users only)
  2. The Library’s Proxy Server (To see how to reset/create your PIN click here)
  3. My Desktop (To learn more about My Desktop click here)

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