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ENGL 103 Research Guide: 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

Facebook, Instagram, etc.          social media      privacy       policy       users

  1. ​I couldn't find a book exclusively about Instagram. However, the broader keyword phrase social media yields many results. Why?
  2. social media = over a million results
  3. Under Format, checkmark Books & Print Books. How many results do you get?
  4. Checkmark "Keep selections for next search." Add keyword privacy to your search. 
  5. Review the book record for: I know who you are and I saw what you Lori Andrews. 
  6. Export the reference to RefWorks.
  7. Search your own topic keywords for a book source. Cite/Export the reference to RefWorks.

Use the Call Number Locator tool to find it in the library.​​

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