For individual research help, schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.
Here are a few places you can find eBooks, just remember that you will have to login with your myNOVA username and password.
|asthma AND pollution||
Use AND between two or more terms to find materials with all the terms. Searching for asthma and pollution will only include books that have both asthma and pollution in their contents.
|pollution OR air quality||
Use OR between similar terms. Searching for pollution OR air quality will find books that refer to either term.
Use quotation marks ( " " ) around specific phrases such as "air quality" 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.
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.
...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.)