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Environmental Science: Books & eBooks

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Sample Searches

Sample Searches:

global warming AND sea level

Use AND between two or more terms to find materials with all the concepts.  Searching for global warming AND sea level will only include books that have both global warming and sea level in their contents.


(global warming OR climate change) AND atmosphere

Use OR between similar concepts.  Searching for (global warming OR climate change) AND atmosphere will find books that refer to global warming and atmosphere, as well as climate change and atmosphere.


"climate change"

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



Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple versions of one word.  Using pollut* as a search term will include results that refer to pollute, pollutes, polluted, polluting, and pollution.


eBook/eReader icon

Here are a few places you can find eBooks, just remember that you will have to login with your myNOVA username and password (the same ones you use to access Blackboard, student email, etc.). More information on downloading eBooks.

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 desk and see if your professor provided a copy for you to use.