Here are some book options from the catalog that might be useful for your assignment. All ebooks are accessible on and off campus. If you are off campus, you may be prompted to log in with a NetID.
If you want to search for more books in the Library Catalog, be sure to use the dropdown menu on the right of the search bar to limit to "E Books."
Reference materials are resources that you would use if you're looking for a specific piece of information: a date, a biography, a measurement, a physical property, etc. Generally, they will be organized alphabetically or in another order that makes the information easy to find. Reference materials might include handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, or indexes.
Electronic resources are accessible on and off campus. If you are off campus, you may be prompted to log in with a NetID.
Search for ebooks in the Library Catalog. Be sure to use the dropdown menu on the right of the search bar to limit to "E Books"!
When you select an ebook record, look for a link that says "View online" or something similar (see the highlighted section in the screenshot below). Click through to access the text of the ebook. All ebooks are accessible on and off campus. If you are off campus, you may be prompted to log in with a NetID.
For any ebook you find in the Library Catalog, you will be able to read the full text in your browser. However, different publishers have different restrictions on how much of an ebook can be saved or printed. If you have questions about the print limits of an ebook, Ask a Librarian!
Here are two examples of print/save restrictions (click the thumbnails to see the full image).
Each item in the library's collection has its own catalog record, like the one below.
Here you can see the item's location and call number and also its status. If it says AVAILABLE, the item should be on the shelf. If the item you're looking at is an electronic resource (such as an ebook or streaming video), you will not see a location or call number. Instead, you'll see a link that reads "View online," which will let you access the resource.
Take a look at the parts of the record that are hyperlinked. If you click on the author's name, you can see what else in the catalog he or she wrote.
The subject terms are useful not only for finding other materials that are closely related to the one you're looking at, but also for suggesting additional search keywords.
If you find a really relevant book in the catalog, look at the subject terms to see if they use different words to describe your topic than you did. Try incorporating those new words in your searches to get a different angle on your research.