Review your options for beginning your research on the Fitchburg State Library's homepage. Your librarian will introduce the All Search, Articles, Books & Media, and Database tabs. You will also learn how to login to use FSU library resources when you are off campus
From the Library's homepage (library.fitchburgstate.edu), enter your search terms in the Resource Search box. (Ex. Shakespeare AND women)
From the results page, limit to Books/E-books and Fitchburg State Library Catalog.
Click on the book title to see additional information about the book such as the table of contents, book summary, subjects and more.
Resource Search checks for the keywords you entered in the search box not only in the titles and abstracts but also the full-text of the entire book. This can be helpful when trying to locate relevant passages from a book or book chapters. Sometimes your results may list titles that are not relevant to your search because one of the keywords appeared in the full-text of the book but not in the context for what you were seeking.
Search Tips for locating e-books in Resource Search.
Some databases contain only one source type such as eBooks or videos while other databases provide access to more than one source type.
On the results page look in the left-side column, under Source Types. It displays the source types by the type that has the most number of items down to the least; click on the Show More link to get a pop-up box to see the full list of available source types. Click on a specific type to see only those items.