Books and eBooks are a great choice when you're new to a subject, since they can provide topic overviews and background information. They don't need to be read cover-to-cover to be useful - just check the table of contents or the index to find sections that are relevant to your interests. In eBooks, you can do a search for your topic within the book.
For some short, computer-relevant reads, check out the Very Short Introductions database:
|Operating AND system||
Use AND between two or more terms to find materials with allthe concepts. Searching for Global warming AND atmospherewill only include books that have both global warming and atmosphere in their contents.
|mobile OR apps||
Use OR between similar concepts. Searching for dystopia ORantiuopia will find books that refer to either term.
Use quotation marks ( " " ) around specific phrases such as "Global Warming" to find the words in that specific order.
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.