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Research basics: Find Books & eBooks

Books or eBooks?

While the process of looking up a print book or an eBook is the same, there are differences in accessing them.

Click here for the eBook tutorial or scroll below.

Finding Print Books

1. You can search for books from the main library page! Just type in the title, author or keywords in the Quick Search Box at the top of the page

Picture of the library homepage search box with an arrow pointing at "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" typed in

2.  The results you see are all different formats from libraries all over the world. If you don't see what you want right away limit your choices (A in the image below) to Print book or eBook.

If you see a book you are interested in, click on the title (B in image below)

Image of the search results for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". A box labeled A is above two arrows pointing at the limiters for print book and eBook. B is next to the link for the title of the Winter Soldier


3.  Clicking on the title will take you to a page that tells you more about that title.

A in the image below--Location tells you what library or section the book is in. Salisbury has multiple locations, so make sure you note which one your book is in.

B in the image below--The status tells you if the book is on the shelf or checked out.

C in the image below--The call number is the address of your book. Before you go looking, write it down or take a picture with your phone. If you have trouble tracking it down check this call number locator map or ask a librarian for help!

Image of the page detailing information about the Winter Soldier. At the far left a box labeld A indicated the location, B in the middle indicates the status, and C on the far right indicates the call number

4. Then just grab your book and take it to the circulation desk, along with your Gull Card, and check it out! For more information about loan periods, fines, or other policies, look here!

Finding eBooks

Put in your topic or terms in the Quick Search box and click Search.

Book tutorial


Click on the eBooks box (left hand sidebar) to limit your search to eBooks


From this ebook list click on the title of the book you want to see further information about it.

If this is the eBook you want, click on "View eBook" (see red arrow below).


Then choose Salisbury from the menu ( see down arrow) and then log in with your SU ID.

Once in the eBook choose whatever section of the book that you want to read

Now you are looking at part of the Table of Contents for this book. You can choose other sections as you wish!


If you have any questions please ask a librarian or library staff member for assistance!  (Click Here)