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Guide to the Research Process: 2a. Find Books

This guide provides an introduction to the skills needed to conduct research, with particular reference to the field of education.

Characteristics of Books

Books are available in both print and electronic formats. They:

  • are usually authoritative sources of information
  • may provide thorough coverage of a subject
  • may contain references and bibliographies
  • may be written by one author or be edited works with contributions by different authors

Search the OPAC

You can search for books held by the St. Augustine Campus Libraries, in both print and electronic formats, in the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).

OPAC

Selected Books on Education from the OPAC

E-Books (Subscribed)

You can find e-books in the field of education in the collections to which the UWI Libraries subscribe:

 

E-Books (Free)

In addition to the e-books to which the St. Augustine Libraries subscribe, there are millions of free e-books available on the Internet. Some of the reputable sites that you can consult are: