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Use the Library to get started with your assessment

Background information

There are many ways to find background information to support your research. 

This section will look at the following sources of background information:

  • LibrarySearch
  • Books and eBooks
  • Subject Guides

Finding books and ebooks

eBooks are an excellent resource for uncovering background and in-depth information about a topic.  The following video provides an excellent summary of how to find and use eBooks. 

Use LibrarySearch to find eBooks. When looking for an eBook on a topic, you can narrow your results to include only eBooks.  Follow these steps.


Tip: Once you have accessed the eBook, remember to look at the contents and chapters to get an idea of the topics covered.

For more about eBooks, check out this Library Guide.