Books & Media

Student at a computerBook Sources in the AHC Collection

Books and Media - Online Catalog to find books, dvds, and Course Reserves (textbooks) in the AHC library collection in Santa Maria and Lompoc libraries.

Electronic Books– browse over 30,000 full text online books in the largest of the college’s eBook collections featuring a wide range of subject content.

Reference Books Online

Credo Reference - full-text online versions of over 600 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries, biographies, and encyclopedias.

Gale Virtual Reference Library –includes all the articles from more than120 online reference sets in a wide variety of subjects.   From Black Literature Criticism to Climate Change  and Encyclopedia of Children's Health to the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, check this resource for reliable information on your topic. Option to download audio articles in MP3 format is available.

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"Deciding to go back to school to learn English and obtain my GED has been one of the most important decisions I ever made. My credit ESL instructors guided and helped me to adjust to my new life as a student. They understood me as a student and as a person. Being a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a mother of three was not easy, but my instructors encouraged me to keep going. They spent time with me revising my writing and giving me feedback to improve my English, even after class time. They made me feel welcome and proud of being a student later in life. Now, I am a Hancock graduate with three AAs and am currently attending Cal Poly. I'm here because my instructors encouraged me to never give up. My ESL instructors believed in me even before I started believing in myself. It has been a long and not so easy road but I now know that I can reach all my goals."
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