Professional Office Tech Research Guide - LSC-North Harris

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Starting Point

  1. Think about your topic and what are you trying to answer.  Terms? People? Organizations? Places? Objects?
  2. List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic. 
    • keyboarding
    • business English
    • office procedures 

Research Databases

Find e-books, streaming videos, and articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals. Use your 14-digit library barcode number for off-campus access (the number is on the back of your student ID).  Don't have an ID? Get one from the library. Distance students can fill out the online request form.

Periodicals found in the Research Databases



Library Catalog

Find books, e-books, DVDs, and more.


Use the Library Catalog

  • Enter search terms.
  • Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
  • Scroll to the bottom for availability, collection, location, and call number.
  • To find the book on the shelf you will need the complete call number.
  • To request a book from another location, click "request first available copy" then type in your library barcode number and your PIN.

Library Catalog Video Tutorials



Most books are located on the third floor of the library.  See below for subject and shelf range.


 Location on the shelves

 Business English   PE 115.A3 thru  PE 1116.M 44 V 55 2005
 Business Math  HF 5691. B 69 1987 thru  HF 5695 M 66
 Keyboarding    Z 49 G 812 1989 thru Z 49.2 V 38 2006
 Legal Office Procedures  KF 319. C 37 1993 thru KF 319. M67 2004
 Medical Coding   R 728. M33 2004 thru  R 728.5 S 244 2006
 Medical Office Procedures   R 728.5 S 26 2007 thru  R 728.8 T 4667 2006
 Medical Software   R 858. B856 2004 thru  R 864. C 67 2005




Periodicals in Print

Located on the second floor of the library.

  • Business Month
  • Business Week
  • Law and Order
  • Wired


Web Sites

Microsoft Office  Typing
 Etiquette  Writing


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