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ENGL 103 Research Guide (Eckardt): Find books

Searching the library's ebook collection

The ebook collection contains tens thousands of academic/scholarly books that SU students can access online from anywhere in the world! 

Search this collection using the box below. When you click on an ebook link, you will be prompted to log in using your SU username and password.

In the research process: BOOKS

1. Explore topic context & primary sources (the open web)
2. Learn the background (library catalog: books)
3. Scholarly conversations (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Rinse, repeat; drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center)



Find books using WorldCat Discovery

female     gender     women     Philadelphia Flyers     sports fan     fandom     hockey     ice hockey


  1. sports fan = 540,000+ results containing this keyword phrase. 
  2. Add keyword women to narrow your results = 26,000+ results
  3. Limit your results to BOOKS
  4. View the book record for: Examining identity in sports media by Heather L Hundley and Andrew C Billings. 
  5. Open the ebook, and review the table of contents. Is there a chapter that would work for our sample topic?
  6. Now, search your own topic keywords for a book source. Cite/Export the reference to your RefWorks account.

Now use this approach to search for ebooks using your own keywords and phrases.

Call Number Locator

Call Number Locator

The call number of a library item is like its home address.

Copy and paste any call number you find in WorldCat Discovery to see where it lives in the library.

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