Answered By: Kultida Dunigan
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2015     Views: 3

 

For eBooks, you'll want to start with the library homepage. Scroll down to the EBSCO eBook Collection.

When searching the EBSCO for eBooks, it's a good idea to use the "advanced search" feature. In the first search box, try searching by subject or title. Don't use a keyword except as a last resort. Use a phrase or title that you think may be appropriate for your topic. For example, "attention deficit hyperactive disorder" as a subject search brings up a collection of books that perfectly suits your topic. Click on the various eBooks to browse by chapter or print, and look at subject terms to find similar ebooks.

Sometimes you will be unlucky enough that a title or subject search won't yield anything helpful. If you run into this problem try searching by subject and 1 or 2 "full text" terms. For example, you could search "attention deficit hyperactive disorder" as a subject and "children" in the full text if you want to focus on attention deficit hyperactive disorder in children.

Note: make sure you are performing a search using the right heading (i.e. that you are not searching for your topic under 'subject' or 'title' instead of 'author' or 'publisher', which will probably not yield anything helpful.)