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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


ebooks are listed in QCAT and Summon.

Here are a few useful collections:

  • Canadian Electronic Library
    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.
  • 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.
  • University Press Scholarship Online
    Collection of e-books from leading university presses

For more on finding ebooks, click here.