How Do I Find?



Books & E-Books

If you need to find a specific type of book, follow these steps in the Rice Library Catalog:

  • Type your keywords in the text boxes.
  • Select Reference Collection or one of the following locations from the drop-down list: General Collection (books that can be checked out), Children's Literature, Electronic Books, and Pre-College Textbooks (K-12).
  • Click on Search.


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Screenshot of the Rice Library Catalog search for specific kinds of book.


See also: CREDO Reference for online reference books.

See also: Children's Literature Subject Guide


For further assistance locating books, please visit, call or email the Rice Library Reference Desk: (812) 464-1907 / 1-800-246-6173, or