The catalog is your main access point to locate physical materials found within the library, as well as eBooks and eAudiobooks. Print books, eBooks, print journals, DVDs, audiobooks, and government publications can all be found by conducting a keyword, author, title, or subject search in the catalog. You may also find Internet resources in the catalog. Click here to access IRSC's online library catalog.
The catalog search will look for words in the title, abstract, major subject headings, and (sometimes) tables of content. When searching the catalog, it is important to remember that you are not searching the full text of these items. For this reason, you will get a much smaller, but more precise, return on a search than you would in a database or Internet search. If you have a very narrow search term, you will need to use broader terms to find materials on the subject.
Too many results? Narrow your search by adding a keyword.
|Original Search||Narrower Search|
|Business||business ethics, business culture, etc.|
|Management||hospital management, long term care management
Not enough results? Broaden your search by taking away keywords or looking for synonyms.
|Original Search||Broader Search|
||business performance, measure business, health care (or entertainment or food, etc.) industry
To access IRSC Libraries eBook collections, start by logging in with your MyPioneerPortal credentials.
Click on the IRSC Libraries tile.
Click Databases by Subject
Click Reading for Fun in the list of subjects
Choose an eBook collection to browse or search. The largest collections are Axis 360: Florida SHARES and eBook Collection (EBSCO).
IRSC can borrow many different titles from other libraries. If you have a specific title you want, you can search for it using the Florida State Universal Catalog search If you find the title there, click on the UBorrow icon to request the book from another college. If you are looking for a specific article or book not found in the catalog, use the Request an Item form below to borrow the material from another library.