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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

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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