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ENG 111: College Composition I (ELI): Books & eBooks

This guide will introduce you to useful resources for ENG 111 course assignments. If you have questions or comments, please contact Heather Blicher at

Find Books in the Library Catalog

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Search Library Catalog for books, eBooks, DVDs & streaming video.



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Sample Searches:

Global warming AND atmosphere

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


dystopia OR antiutopia

Use OR between similar concepts. Searching for dystopia OR antiuopia will find books that refer to either term.


"Global Warming"

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



eBooks (Open Web)

Check out these websites for access to books in the public domain (copyright free). This includes many works of classic literature such as Pride and Prejudice and The Tale of Genji


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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.

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