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Research Help Guide: Find Books

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Quick Summary: Find Books

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1. Use the Book Catalogue (


2. Use Search Everything and refine your search results to Books

Result Page


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Find Books (In depth Instructions)

How to Search (Keywords)

Evaluate your Sources

Find Books (In depth Instructions)

Search Everything:

  • Discovery search box (like Google for libraries). Searches across our collections of article databases, books, and ebooks etc.,  

  • Use to find:  books, ebooks, scholarly articles, newspaper, magazines.


  1. Search using keywords  (or the title/author if you know it)

  2. Refine using filters on the left of the result page.

    1. Content type (book, journal article, newspaper etc)  

    2. Scholarly & peer reviewed, publication date, discipline etc.,

  3. Get your sources.

    1. Online Items Only link is for articles and ebooks

      1. Link will bring you to another page with the full text of the article or ebook.

    2. Books - Status and Location (call number)

      1. Status will be either Available or Due (plus the date it is due back)

  4. Save or Cite your results using the icons on the right side of your source.  


Book Tab

  • This tab searches our book and ebook collection.       

  • Use to find: Books and eBooks


  1. Locate the book tab on the Library’s homepage

  2. Enter your keywords (or author/title if you know it).

  3. Choose from a list.

    1. Reading your results:

IMAGE of Available Call number




*How to tell if my books are appropriate - evaluate your sources!