An ISBN is the 10 or 13 digit
number, usually printed on the back of a book with a bar code,
that serves as a unique identifier for the book.
Searching by ISBN is the best
way to search because it will get you the exact title and edition
that you need.
Many professors include the
ISBN on their syllabi or in their course management system.
If you don't have the ISBN, try a title or author search.
Enter all words in the title
you are looking for. The search engine will try to find books
that have all the words you entered in the title. Leave out
words such as "a," "an," or "the."
When including edition, use
numeric values. For example, “1st edition” instead of
Enter all or part of the
author name you are looking for.
You do not need to enter a
first name, but if there are a lot of books by authors with the
same last name, it may help to narrow the results.
You can enter the name in any
order such as “John Smith” or “Smith
John.” Avoid using a comma since it has a special meaning
in the search.
You can search by keyword but
this approach is not recommended as it will likely return a large
set of results.
If you want to search by
keyword, try a combination of author and keyword. For example,
“Warren Accounting” where “Warren” is the
author and “Accounting” is the keyword.
To refine your results, use the filtering/sorting options
Filter options include
product type and discipline area. Sort options include
alphabetical sort (ascending or descending) and copyright year
(ascending or descending).
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