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How to do Library Research: Find Books
Library Catalog Search
You can search our library catalog for information on any topic by using this search box:
Where to Begin
You can find the books you are looking for by locating the tag on the end of each book shelf that indicates the number range of the books on that shelf. So, if you are looking for books on civil rights, for instance, just find the book shelf that contains books in the 323s.
Hoover Library eBooks and eBook collections
The Hoover library has five main collections of eBooks that are listed in the catalog. Each eBook collection has different ways of displaying content and different restrictions on what can be done with it. Use the Help links to learn more about the specifics of using each collection. These collections are a mix of titles that have been individually purchased by the library and titles that are part of a larger subscription package.
For eBooks that are part of a database, on a specific topic, or for leisure reading, see the "eBooks on the Web" tab. eBooks can also be found when searching in Research Starter.