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Getting Started with Research at Shapiro Library

This guide discusses understanding information sources, formulating a topic and search phrase, where and how to search the library for information, how to evaluate sources, how to cite sources, and more.

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Searching for and accessing eBooks

Downloading eBooks

The Shapiro Library recommends reading books online. You can save eBooks to your folder(s) when create and sign into accounts on different platforms. Many books are available online in EPUB format which is more accessible than many PDF downloads. However, if you do choose to download an eBook you can find instructions in the FAQs below.


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EBSCO eBooks Tutorials & Guides

EBook Central - ProQuest Tutorials & Guides