2. Search for a book in Search It and email the link to yourself using the options found in the Action drop-down menu (upper right of the entry screen) Watch out - like many databases, sent emails from Search It come from a funky email address, and may be captured in your spam folder.
Keep in mind your Search Toolkit of truncation, phrase searching, concept connecters such as AND and OR, and grouping.
Scholarly monographs (books where the whole book was written by the same person or people) and edited volumes (thematic collections of chapters written by different people around a common theme) can be valuable resources:
How can you tell whether they are scholarly? Look for indicators such as:
What about non-scholarly books?
What about things published by governmental agencies, etc?
Ebooks are a good resource for distance and Pullman students, but they can vary. Some books in the Libraries catalog are downloadable PDF or HTML books freely available online (often published by a government agency). The Libraries also has access to many scholalry monographs from particular vendors (EBL, ebrary, EBSCO, Springer, ScienceDirect, and more). The following applies specifically to ebooks from EBL, ebrary, and EBSCO: