When searching for books, try to use fewer keywords than you would for journal articles. The search tools do not search through the full text of books. They often only search the title, and in a few cases, the table of contents. Since most book titles are short and general, keep your search simple. In fact, you may find books with titles that cover only one of your main ideas. However, your exact topic may be covered in one of the chapters within the book.
The Discovery Search is a search tool which allows you to search for books, ebooks, articles, and more in the Library Catalogue and many of our databases.
The Library Catalogue is a search tool that allows you to search for ebooks, print books, and other material at Concordia Library. It is a better tool than the Discovery Search for when you need to do more precise searching such as searching by subject or call number.
Make sure to check out the section "What do I need to know before I start searching".
A search tool that allows you to search for material available in the Library's collection. It includes:
Looking for your course textbooks? Visit our "Course readings and textbooks for students" page.
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