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Find Books, Ebooks, and Reference Materials

This guide will help you find books and ebooks in our own library as well as on the internet.

Find Books Located at the Library

Find Print Books

QV Research - Search Physical Books

Type either the book title or keywords into the search bar in order to explore QV's physical book collection. 

Find Reference Materials

Logo for Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a resource for quick information on a variety of subjects. This is a good alternative to Wikipedia. CSCU login required. 

Logo for Britannica Academic

Britannica Academic has their entire encyclopedia collection available: news, journals, primary sources, articles, etc. Updated daily. CSCU login required.

Logo for Original Sources

Britannica's Original Sources hosts a vast collection of primary documents in a wide range of subject areas.

Logo for Black Freedom Struggle Database

Proquest's Black Freedom Struggle Database has a collection of 2,000 documents curated around six crucial phases of struggle.

Find Ebooks

Logo for Ebook Central

Ebook Central has over 280,000 academic ebooks in all subject areas available. CSCU login required. Make sure to also create a personal account in Ebook Central to get started. 

Logo of ebook Collection

Ebsco's ebook collection has 160,000+ academic ebooks in all subject areas available. CSCU login required. 

De Gruyter University Press eBook Collection has over 5,000 academic books from Harvard, Yale, Univ of Chicago, and other university presses. CSCU login required. 

Free Ebooks on the Internet

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Open Library has many free books to read instantly on their website. If you also create an account, you can borrow ebooks like a traditional library. 

Project Gutenberg hosts one of the largest collections of free ebooks. Great resource for finding classic literature.