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SOCY U341 Sociology of Families: Finding Books

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Electronic books are accessed through our search engine. In a list of results they are identified by "Available Online" underneath the title, publisher, and publication date.

  • Click on the title in the results list. This opens the record for the book.
  • Click on the link under "View Online" in the record.


  • Place keywords in quotation marks to search for an exact phrase.
    Example: "south carolina"
  • Boolean operators:
    • AND - all terms must be found; narrows a search
      Example: television and violence
    • OR - any of the terms may be found; expands a search
      Example: "mass media" or television
    • NOT - excludes the terms
      Example: mexico and not "new mexico"
  • Use an asterisk (*) to search for different variations or spellings of a word.
    Example: teen* - teen, teens, teenage, teenager, teenagers, etc.