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BIO 141/142 & NAS 150, 161/162 (Online): Books & eBooks

This guide complements the live webinar required for your course by introducing useful resources for BIO 141/142, NAS 150 & 161/162 course assignments. Direct questions or comments to

Books: Get to Know Your Topic

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.


Sample Searches

Muscular system AND tissue

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

anatomy OR physiology

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

"Respiratory System"

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


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.