Searching for a Specific Book

The University Libraries have access to over a million print books and a constantly increasing number of ebooks. The most comprehensive way to find both formats is by entering the title of the book in quotes into OneSearch on the library homepage. You can narrow your search to find only Book/eBook on the left drop-down menu on the OneSearch screen.

Screenshot of a OneSearch search for a book. The image shows the category "Book/ebook" has been chosen in the drop-down menu plus the search terms "to kill a mockingbird." Both search boxes are enclosed in red rectangles to show their location on the page. In addition to the "OneSearch" tab, there are also these tabs: "Library Catalog," "Databases," and "Journals."
  • If you want to find an ebook, you can then narrow your search to Full Text Online from the next screen.
Screenshot of the "Refine Your Search" options in OneSearch. The filters "Full Text Online" and "Book/eBook" are enclosed in red rectangles to indicate their location on the page. The "Full Text Online" and "Book/eBook" filters also have a green checkmark next to their names to indicate they have been selected.
  • For ebooks, you will need to enter your NetID and password to view and download the book. 
  • If you still can’t find the book you need, request it through ILLiad to borrow it from another library.