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PSW Virtual Library Orientation

Searching for Books and Reference Works

When researching your topic, consider both print and electronic books and reference works as valuable resources of information. Reference works such as encyclopedias are perfect for obtaining a clear and concise overview of a topic, while more lengthy works might offer in-depth analysis and discussion.

Humber Libraries' Discover search is a broad, multidisciplinary search tool - think of Discover as a "Google" search for the library. In addition to articles, with Discover you can search for both print and eBooks using one search box.

To search for books and eBooks, enter your keywords into Discover. When on the results page, select Book/eBook under the Content Type selection area on the left side of the page.

The video below explains how to start your search for information at

Tip: eBooks can be accessed anytime, anywhere - just log in to Humber Libraries using your MyHumber/HumberMail username and password. To sign out print materials from the library, you will need your student card. For more information or help finding books, ask a Library staff member.