Search our online catalog (the same tool as the Physical Books and Media link on our library home page -- https://barton.libguides.com/home -- in the search box below for print books.
Remember that you may need to search the online catalog using only one keyword (such as immigration) or phrase (such as gun control), or a broader term to find book sources on your topic. If you are too specific when searching the library catalog, you may get zero hits; if that happens, keep it more broad and try again using only one keyword. Or search one of the e-book databases individually, which allows you to search every word of every book, and therefore allows you to use more than one keyword.
Although we used to be able to search the library catalog for eBooks as well as many other things (and while eBooks do still show up in a Summon search that searches everything we own), the best way to search for eBooks is by searching each eBook database itself individually. One of the reasons is that by doing so, the eBook databases are able to search every single word of every single eBook for the terms you input. This allows you to find very specific information or otherwise-hard-to-locate information, which you might not be able to do otherwise. Several eBook databases that have eBooks on a variety of topics are listed in the box below.
When searching eBook databases, you can be much more specific in your search than you can searching our catalog for print books, and you can use several keywords at a time since they search every word of every single e-book in the many thousands in its collection.
You can also usually print, save, or email a certain number of pages from each eBook (usually a percentage of the total length of the book).
(For access to e-books from off campus, log in with your Barton network username and password.)