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ESL 147: ESL Term Paper (Lewis): Find Books

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Search the QuickSearch Online Catalog

We use books because a book gives a comprehensive picture of a subject, going into great detail on many aspects of it. A book will summarize information from possibly hundreds of other resources. A few good books on a topic can form the core of your research. The tool we use at the Gumberg Library to find books is the QuickSearch online catalog

To search QuickSearch for books and other materials accessible through the Gumberg Library, click on the big blue button directly below.

You can also get to QuickSearch by clicking on the link on the blue menu at the top of the screen, or the link in the "Library Links" box on the left side of the screen.

The default search in QuickSearch is a Keyword search, looking for your search words in any places they might appear in the catalog records. You can do more precise searches by clicking on the Advanced Search link. This will enable you to do the types of searches listed below, in addition to the Keyword search. It will also enable you to combine different kinds of searches (for example, searching by Author and Title).

  • Subject
  • Author
  • Title

Learn how to find EBooks by clicking the link below:

ebrary Database for Electronic Books

ebrary is a database providing access to over 90,000 electronic books in all academic disciplines. You can access it off-campus using your Multipass username and password. You can read the books online or download them for 14 days to an ereader (like a Nook)or iPad (not, however, a Kindle). Click on the box above or the link below to connect to ebrary. Below you will also find instructions for downloading books to a reading device from ebrary.

Other ebook Databases

Through the Gumberg Library you have access to well over 74,000 electronic books.  To access the ebook databases, click on the links below.

If you want to access the ebooks from home, you will need to enter your Multipass username and password. You may also need to have cookies enabled on your computer.