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Veterinary Technology : Books & eBooks

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Sample Searches

horses AND

nutrient requirements

Use AND between two or more terms to find materials with all the terms. Searching for horses AND nutrient requirements will only include books that have both higher education and admissions in their contents.

horses OR equine

Use OR between similar terms. Searching for horses OR equine will find books that refer to either term.

"wild horses"

Use quotation marks ( " " ) around specific phrases such as "wild horses" to find the words in that specific order.


Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word. Using nutri* as a search term will include results that refer to nutrition, nutritional, nutrient, nutrients, and nutritionist.

When You Find a Book in the Library Catalog...

...Write down the book's Call Number.   The call number is basically the book's address, and is what you will use to find the book on the shelf.

Learn More About Call Numbers and Finding Books

(eBooks do not have call numbers.  You will view them online.)

Textbooks on Reserve

Did you know that you can find some of your textbooks at the library? Stop by the circulation desk and see if your professor provided a copy for you to use.


eBook/eReader icon

Here are a few places you can find eBooks; from off campus you will log in with your myNOVA username and password (the same ones you use to access Blackboard, student email, etc.).  More information on downloading eBooks.

Tips for Using Ebsco eBooks

Select the drop down menu 'Select a Field' and choose TX All Text Fields to perform a full-text keyword search.