Did you know that you can find some of your textbooks on reserve at the library? Stop by the circulation desk and see if your course instructor provided a copy for student use.
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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.
|federal budget deficit AND tax reform||
Use AND between two or more terms to find materials with all the terms. Searching for federal budget deficit AND tax reform will only include books that have both federal budget deficit and tax reform in their contents.
|federal budget deficit OR deficit spending||
Use OR between similar terms. Searching for federal budget deficit OR deficit spending will find books that refer to either term.
Use quotation marks ( " " ) around specific phrases such as "deficit spending" to find the words in that specific order.
Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word. Using econ* as a search term will include results that refer to economy, economics, and economist.
...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.
(eBooks do not have call numbers. You will view them online.)