Searching for a Specific Book or eBook


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 the Library Search box on the library homepage

Book


Screenshot of a search for a specific book in Library Search. The book title is in quotes and is enclosed in a red rectangle to indicate its location on the page.

From the search results, use the filters on the left side of the screen under Refine my results to limit your search to find only Books. Under the filter Resource Type, check the box in front of Books then click on the green button labeled Apply Filters. You may have to click on Show More to see all of the resource types available.

Screenshot of the Refine my results options in Library Search. The filter “Books” and the green “Apply Filters” button are enclosed in red rectangles to indicate their locations on the page.

Ebook


If you want to find a specific eBook, you can further narrow your book search by putting a checkmark in the box before Available online under the Availability filter. Then click the green Apply Filters button.

Screenshot of “Refine my results” options in Library Search. The filter “Available online” and the green “Apply Filters” button are enclosed in red rectangles to indicate their locations on the page.

If you still can’t find the book you need, request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to borrow it from another library.