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Distance Learning: Books

This guide offers an introduction to library services; tools and tips for research, writing, and citation; and key resources for distance education students.

How to Find Books in the Libraries

Get the transcript and additional resources in our "How Do I" guide: How To Find Books in the Libraries.

Reference Sources

How to find dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference sources.

Scout Search

Use Scout to search for books, journals, articles, and more.


Use WorldCat to search for items from libraries around the world. You can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request items not available in the UA Libraries.

Google Books

Use Google Books to search millions of books from libraries and publishers around the world. You can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request items not available in the UA Libraries.

Google Book Search