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ESL 51: Composition III (Online): Books & eBooks

This guide will introduce you to resources for ESL 51 course assignments. If you have questions or comments, please contact

Sample Searches

Sample Searches:

global warming AND atmosphere

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

global warming OR climate change

Use OR between similar terms. Searching for global warming OR climate change will find books that refer to either term.

"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 endings 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.