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Searching Books & E-Books


Books are rarely the most current source of information on a topic, but they are often useful because they offer a broader perspective. 

To search for books on a topic, choose the Books tab, choose Keywords from the dropdown, enter your keywords, and search. 

To find a specific book using OneSearch, choose the books tab and enter the title in quotation marks. 

All of our recent computing science related books are electronic. For instruction in limiting a search to e-books, see the tutorial immediately below.

Searching for EBSCO eBooks (5:27) 

Using the Book Catalogue - Tutorials

See these instructional videos to help you navigate the library catalogue
Using the Advanced Search screen: here, and here
Making the best use of catalogue results: here, and here
This tutorial (YouTube) provides basic information on using EBSCOhost e-books. 
All tutorials can be located on this page

Make the Catalogue Work for You

Searching the Catalogue
When you search in the library catalogue using either a Basic search, or an Advanced search use the most explicit, discipline-specific, or technical vocabulary that you can think of - focus the catalogue’s attention on your topic.
For example, instead of searching “economics”, try terms like:
Development economics
Economic development
Equilibrium (economics)
Evolutionary economics
Gross Domestic Product
Labour economies
Resource allocation
Stagnation (economics)
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