Using the Catalogue
You should always start your search for books at the catalogue, even if you know the general area where the books you need are shelved in the library. The catalogue can tell you exactly where on the shelves the book you need is, which campus it is on and if it is available.
Browsing the shelves can be a useful way of finding books, but the catalogue will also let you know about eBooks, and where the different places books on your topic are shelved.
Advantages of using books:
Disadvantages of using books:
Why should I use eBooks?
You can access eBooks through the Wintec databases whenever and wherever you're connected to the internet. In general, many people can use the same eBook at the same time! You can highlight parts of them, make notes, bookmark pages, and even search within them using keywords. It's like having your own personal electronic copy!
You can search for eBooks in the Library catalogue.