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Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Research Guide

Searching for Books

Books can be sent from one campus to another.  If the book you want is not at your campus please email me and I will have it sent there.  

Books and eBooks

When you're looking at books or eBooks as sources for information, remember that you don't necessarily have to read the whole book. Sometimes there will be a chapter or two on your topic that is just what you need.

Want to restrict your search to books or eBooks only? Once you have performed your search you can use the limiters in the "Refine Results" column to the left of your search results. There are a couple of limiters that you can use:

  • Limit To: select "Catalog Only (Books & Media)"
  • Resource Types: select "Books" and/or "eBooks"

Books in your search results

  • Location tells you which campus library has the book
  • Click "Place Request" to have a book delivered from one campus to another
  • Click the book title and you can see the chapter titles under "content notes"

eBooks in your search results

  • Look for links like "Access Full Text" or "Click here to access eBook"
  • Choose to "read online" or download (some books may have restrictions on how many pages/chapters you can download)
  • "Search within book" allows you to search for keywords/phrases in the text

Accessing Material at OC Library

At Okanagan College Library, we use OCtopus to search for library materials. You can start your search here: okanagan.bc.ca/library

Keep in mind:

  • Online resources can often be emailed, printed, or downloaded.
  • Renew your checked out materials online, by phone, or in person at your campus library.
  • Place Request links next to library materials allows you to request to have a book or DVD delivered from one OC Campus Library to another.
  • Restricted access materials in some databases will require you to be logged into your library account in order to see them. If you are having trouble accessing material, make sure you are logged in using your myOkanagan username (e.g. 300xxxxxx@stu.oc or 300xxxxxx@emp.oc) and password.
  • Save items for later by using the "tools" buttons to the right of the item's record. We recommend e-mailing the item to yourself or copying the permalink to the item (TIP: don't copy the web browser URL as it will not take you back to your item later).

Ebooks and Books

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