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Finding Books

Use QCat to search the books, videos, journals or newspapers that are available in print or online at the library.

Search tips:

  • Keyword search: like Google, terms are automatically combined with 'AND.'
  • Keyword boolean search: allows you to combine search words and phrases (using AND and OR). Use quotation marks for phrases (e.g. "corporate social responsibility")
  • To discover books about a particular person or organization, search QCat by subject heading, e.g.  buffet, warren     coca cola  


E-Book Collections

  • Scholars Portal
    The platform is designed to provide a single interface for accessing digital texts from multiple content providers. With a single search, you can find books from a variety of scholarly publishers.
  • Canadian Electronic Library - Public Policy Collection
    Collection of Canadian publications, in English or French, originally issued in the public domain. Includes: research papers, reports, studies, policy papers and briefs, discussion papers, numbered series, working papers and speeches.
  • ebrary
     Search and browse the full-text of books from scholarly Canadian and international publishers.
  • Safari Books Online                                
     Full text access to books published in the current year, plus in the two preceding years. For books published earlier, preview mode is available. Subjects include information technology, business and management.

For a comprehensive list of all e-book collections that the library subscribes to, click here.