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Help, Guides and Instructions: eBook Search

This Research Guide helps patrons of the NWC Library make the most of their library experience by introducing important databases and resources available to them. It serves as a starting place to learn how to use the library online catalog and databases.

Searching the NWC Library Collections for eBooks

SUMMON POWER SEARCH

Click on the "Summon Power Search" tab on the Library Homepage to search for eBooks:

 

 

 

Once on the Summon Power Search homepage, click on the  symbol to access the Advanced Search option:

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Advanced Search page, enter your search terms in the search fields provided, such as a title of the book under the "Title" box, search by subject under "Subject Terms," or a general search under "All Fields."

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have entered your search terms, REFINE YOUR SEARCH by limiting the Content Type to "Book/eBook" or "Electronic Resource.":

 

 

 

     

 

 

This should limit your results to eBooks in our collections.

 

 

 

LIBRARY CATALOG (CLASSIC)

Click on the "Library Catalog (Classic)" tab on the Library Homepage to access the Catalog:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once inside the catalog, click on the Power Search link on the top of the page under the Quick Search box:

 

 

 

 

 

On the Power Search page,  enter your search terms in the search fields provided, such as a title of a book under the "Title" box, search by subject under "Subject," or a general search term under "Words or Phrase."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have entered your search terms, REFINE YOUR SEARCH by limiting the Collection Type to Electronic Book or Electronic Resource:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This should limit your results to eBooks in our collections.

 

 

Questions?

 

 

Questions about our eBooks??

 The Reference Staff is available during normal library hours:

M-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm

 

Or call us at 401-841-3052/ 401-841-4551

Email us at libref@usnwc.edu

 

 

Or use our Ask a Librarian module:

 

Summon Power Search Quicklink

Access Summon search here:

Summon Power Search

Library Catalog Quicklink

Access the Library Catalog (Classic) here:

NWC Library Classic Catalog