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Psychology: Books & eBooks

Library Catalog

The Peninsula Library System Catalog shows the books available from libraries throughout San Mateo County. To access and search the catalog, you will need go to the library's homepage and select the Books tab. Once selected, type in the keyword (e.g. your topic) that you are researching then select the Go button.

To search for books only at Cañada, under the pull down menu select Search Cañada Library.

Finding More Books: Advanced Search Techniques




Gives the computer words to look for.  A good way to start your search.


Tells the computer to only look for materials that have been tagged as about the subject by a librarian.

More flexible – you can combine any words you think of.


Less flexible – you have to write the subject exactly as it the librarian tagged it or it won’t work.

A lot of results, but many not related to what you need.


Less, more focused and relevant

What are other Keywords have come up in your readings about education so far?

What do you get if you combine the subject:  education with some of these keywords?

Library of Congress Classification System

Library Catalog

eBooks: Academic Collection (EBSCO)