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ENL001 Basic English: Finding Books

This guide was designed to help ENL001 students to find books, articles, and websites for their research assignments.

How to Find Books

From the library’s homepage, type an author’s name, a title, a subject, or keywords to find a book, DVD, or e-Book (and more). The Library Catalog is the way to find anything that the library owns or has a license to use. You can use the Library Catalog from your home or dorm computer, too.

When to Use Books


  • To get the most comprehensive and general information.
  • To get information from experts who've spent a lot of time researching and writing about your topic.

Why not:

  • Less current
  • If it's 2 a.m., a book won't help you get your paper done until the library opens (unless it's an e-Book!)