Every book has its time and place; when it comes to non-fiction works, here a couple varieties you may encounter:
Reference texts are great choices for getting a better feel for a topic (similar to using Google or Wikipedia to get started), but they won't be as effective as research texts when it comes to writing a paper and supporting your claim, argument, statement, etc.
Note: Just because a text is not in the "Reference Collection" of the library does not mean it isn't a "reference text". Some are labeled as such (with a REF sticker), but something closer to a textbook will not likely carry this label.
Refer to the General Search Strategies page for brainstorming search terms. Keep your search broad to begin with (1-3 words that describe your topic). Use the SU Libraries Quick Search below (also located on the SU Libraries home page).
Refer to the Print Book Locations details further down this page to determine where certain collections (Reference, Ready Reference, Folio Books, etc.) are located in the library.
Most eBooks are searchable through the SU Libraries All Types or Books & eBooks search boxes, just as with our print collection. Filter results to only eBooks (on results screen, look to the left side to find Format -> Book -> eBook) on the left side of the results page to only see eBooks.
Once you find a title, click on the View eBook link and follow the prompts to view or download the eBook.
If you need help accessing/downloading an eBook, refer to this page or contact your librarian.
To find even MORE eBooks, try searching within the following two databases:
If you would prefer to browse for books on a shelf, here are some recommended call number ranges for you.
The location of books should be listed in the item record under "Find a copy in the library". Location information is listed in the first column of each table, as shown in this screenshot. Below are possible Locations associated with Salisbury University Libraries.
SU Guerrieri Academic Commons...
If a book is not available in SU Libraries, we can check to see if it is available through other libraries in the University System of Maryland. If not we can request it through Interlibrary Loan. You can access your account below. For information on how ILL works and how to set up your account, go here.