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Boatwright Memorial Library

Finding Books

Search in the library catalog for books using OneSearch
From the results screen, you can narrow down results to just books available in person at UR by clicking the "In the Library" and "Books" filters from the left-side of the screen

Image showing the location of the "In the Library" filter from the OneSearch results screen          Image showing the "Books" filter from the OneSearch results screen

There are two main ways to specifically find ebooks in the library:

1. OneSearch
  • After searching for your topic in OneSearch, add the "Online" and "Books" filters to narrow results to ebooks

Image showing the "Online" filter in OneSearch results page          Image showing the "Books" filter in OneSearch results page

2. Ebooks Databases
  • Access the following databases directly to search for relevant ebooks
  • ***Note: these are not the only ebook databases available at UR, nor do they feature results that wouldn't come up in OneSearch. Rather they allow you to more easily browse relevant ebooks based on your research topic
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • You can request books (and other resources) from other institutions using UR's interlibrary loan service
  • The service is 100% free, though it may take a few days for your items to arrive
  • Click here to activate your account or log in to the ILL system
  • Questions? Contact our ILL department at

Africana Studies Reference Books


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