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CIS 110 - Introduction to Computers

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  • CFCC Catalog Search

    Use the following search box to look for items owned by CFCC:

    Tips for Better Searching

    • Keep your initial search simple—single words or short phrases.  In databases, save limits (such as date ranges, scholarly, peer-reviewed, etc.) until you see the results list.

    Know which fields you are searching.  The search boxes themselves or database HELP will tell you whether the term you type can appear anywhere (All Text) or only in Selected Fields to produce a result.

    • Look for common database tools (suggested subject headings, abstracts, citation help, emailing and save options) on the edges of the page, often in a color bar above the search boxes or in a separate frame on the right or left of your results list.

    Truncation allows you to search variables of a word by typing part of the word plus an asterisk *

    ADOPT finds just adopt, but ADOPT* finds adopted, adopting, adoptions, etc.

    WOMAN finds just woman, but WOM*N finds woman and women.


    Enclose your words in quotation marks to create a phrase search.

    CHILDREN OF MEN finds titles with any combination of those common words.

    "CHILDREN OF MEN" finds the book and movie with that exact title.


    Look for  proximity search options.

    Many CFCC databases offer proximity searching by typing multiple search terms within a single search box (with no quotation marks).

    Google also uses a variation of proximity searching, giving more relevance to words typed in a single search box if they appear near each other in the results.

    Use the right  Boolean operator.

    • Use the right Boolean operator--usually AND--to link two search terms.  Using OR often results in a large number of unrelated (and less useful) results.  Using AND assures that both of your search terms will appear in the same document.

    Want more information about Boolean searching?

    Boolean Tutorial - Beginner

    Boolean Tutorial - Advanced

    Book Browsing

    CFCC uses the Library of Congress Call Number System to organize on its shelves. Please watch the following video - Courtesy of the University of Valley Forge - for more information.

    Browsing the shelves

    Call Number


    HF 5546-5548.6

    Office management (e.g., Office 365)

    Q 300-390

    Cybernetics; Information theory

    QA 75.5

    Electronic computers. Computer science

    QA 76.6

    Computer programming

    QA 76.75

    Computer software

    QA 76.8

    Special computers, computer systems, and microprocessors

    QA 76.9 – QA  76.95

    Other computer-related topics

    T 351 - 386

    Mechanical drawing. Engineering graphics

    TJ 210


    TJ 223.

    Microprocessors. Microcomputers.

    TK 5101


    TK 5103

    Wireless Internet

    TK 5105

    Computer Networks

    TK 7867

    Electronic Circuits

    TK 7874

    Microelectronics. Integrated circuits

    TK 7885

    Computer Hardware

    TK 7895

    Computer Engineering

    TR 897

    Computer Animation