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Library Tutorials: Searching for Books and More by Topic

Searching for Books and More on Your Topic

For general searches on your topic, start at the library search on the homepage. Try using no more than two or three keywords.  


We'll start with a search on border security as shown below. 


There is a lot to try to understand in the new library search results. We are all learning together! Let's take a look at just a few of the key things you should know. 


First, is it a book? Do we have it? 


Below is an example of an eBook* held by EKU Libraries. 

*Most of our eBooks can be downloaded for offline reading on mobile devices, including tablets and eReaders.  Visit the eBook Guide for more information.



This is an example of a print book that EKU Libraries does not have in the collection. 


And here is an example of a print book that EKU Libraries does have and is available to check out. 



The new library search also finds lots of different types of articles. What's scholarly? What's a newspaper article? What's a popular magazine? It can be hard to distinguish them from each other so be careful and please ask for help if you get confused!


Below are just two common examples of articles.  


Here is an example of a newspaper article.


Need a scholarly/peer-reviewed article? Look for the peer-reviewed symbol highlighted below: 


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