After you have typed in your keywords and hit search, click on books on the left hand side of the screen under resource type to refine your search to just books and then click on apply filters.
Finding a Resource from a Citation
Scholarly articles and books include a list of references/ resources that the author consulted when writing the work. These citations can either be listed at the end of the page in the case of footnotes or the end of the chapter or article. Here is an example:
When trying to find the full text of a resource from the citation information, it is helpful to know what type of resource it is before trying to find the full text.
Citations for books will generally list the place of publication and publisher distinguishing them from other types of resources.
Jahoda, G. (1993).. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Citations for articles will generally list the year, volume, issue, and page numbers.
To find the full text of an article, start at the library homepage, click on the Google Scholar tab and copy and paste the citation information into the search box. You can also try a basic search in One Search using the author's last name and a couple of words from the article title.
Shields, S. A., & Bhatia, S. (2009). Darwin on race, gender, and culture. American Psychologist, 64(2), 111-119. doi:10.1037/a0013502
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