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Introduction to Library Research

Finding Library Resources

On this page you will discover how to find books and ebooks in the library catalog, search for articles in both Academic Search Premier and Proquest, and access our streaming media databases.

Finding Books Video

Finding Books in the Library Catalog Instructions

Image of the Search Box on the Books, Videos, and More page of the Boise State University Library Website. Arrow from "Book Title" OR Keywords in a Text Box to the Search bar.

  • If you know the title of the book you are looking for, type the title in to the search box on this page and make sure to put it in Quotations. That way the catalog will search for it as a whole rather than individual words. Then press search or enter.
  • If you are just looking for books on a subject, type in some keywords or key phrases and press search or enter.

Search Results list. Arrow from "Book Title" OR Keywords in a Text Box to the search bar. Another arrow from Filter for Books in a Text Box to that Limiter.

  • Once you have a list of search results, use the filter for books (which includes ebooks) to limit to just books and ebooks.
  • Follow the prompts to either access online, find out the physical location, or request it from Interlibrary Loan. 

Search WorldCat Discovery

Interdisciplinary Databases at Albertsons Library

Searching in Academic Search Premier Video

Finding Articles in ProQuest Central