Finding Books & eBooks

Use the CATALOGUE to find books, government documents, conference proceedings, and journals.  Only the titles of journals are included in the catalogue: use the databases to search for individual article titles.

If you know the title of the item you seek, perform a TITLE search.

If you know the author, perform an AUTHOR search.  Enter the author's name with the surname first.

Otherwise, try a KEYWORD search. 
    Search Tips:
Use boolean operators AND/OR to create a relevant search statement.
Use the truncation symbol * when you want to allow for several spellings or variations on a word.
When using more than one operator, use parentheses to group words.

                 Example: quantitative and research and (dissertation or thesis)
                                   Data mining and business

When keyword searching, if a keyword exists in the subject heading or in the title, the resource is much more likely to be about that topic.  You can construct sophisticated searches by specifying that your search terms must exist in particular fields of the catalogue record.  Prefix the search term with a: to restrict to authors, t: to restrict to titles, s: to restrict to subject headings, and n: to restrict to the notes (where tables of contents are loaded). 

                  Example: data mining and s: quantitative
                      

       Scroll down to see the subject headings.

                  Example  Social sciences -- Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.​
                                  
                                 

For more information, consult the keyword search help in the catalogue.

eBooks

eBooks can be found in the catalogue by author, title, subject and keyword searching. 
Do a search and then limit your search to retreive only ebooks by using the drop down menu:

See a list of ebook collections.

Other Catalogues:

 

Content last updated: February 14, 2019