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Wrting Studies & Composition--Prof. Bengels 2021

How to Search for Books

The Hofstra library has both print and ebooks. Since you are not on campus you will need ebooks. For general information on using ebooks at Hofstra and for a list of the library's ebook collections, see ebook Collections: Finding and Downloading.

The most efficient way to search for ebooks is to use the Discovery platform on the library's homepage. Although Discovery searches all resources, it is nevertheless the best way to search exclusively for ebooks.

Step 1

Discovery is the top leftmost tab and it is open by default. Click on the link that says Open the link underneath the tab that says Click here for Advanced Search options. See the screenshot below:

Step 2

Once you are in the Advanced Search screen, open the dropdown arrow next to Material Type and select eBook.

Step 3

Type in the keywords, book title or author of the books you are looking for, All your results will be ebooks.You will see a button that says either View eBook or Access Online to read the book(s) you want.

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