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Books that are owned by the University Libraries are included in Scout. You can search by author, title, or keyword. When you find the entry for the book you want, it will tell you which of the libraries have the book, where it is located in that library, and whether it is already checked out. If it's an eBook, you will see a link to open it.
Regular circulating books (that you can check out) are shelved in the Bruno Library on the top floor. Please ask for assistance if you don't find the book you are looking for.
You can search for eBooks in Scout just as you do for printed books. To limit your results list to eBooks only, do your search first, then choose eBooks in the Source Types listed in the left column. Records for eBooks in Scout have the word "eBook" to the left of the record on the results page.
We receive eBooks from many sources. In most cases, you can search across all the eBooks available from that collection to identify the ones you need. Here are some examples that include books in business topics.
ebrary - books in many subject areas, including a full range of business topics
Business Expert Press Digital Libraries - overviews of core business subjects written for students
SpringerLink - scholarly books in business, economics, and statistics
Safari Technical Books - includes interviewing and resume books
BOOKS AT OTHER LIBRARIES
If you need a book that is not part of the University Libraries' collection, you can borrow it from another library.
You can use the "Other Libraries" section of the Libraries' Catalog to search for and request books from our borrowing partners. Those libraries are: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Auburn University, Auburn University at Montgomery, and Jacksonville State University. The book will be delivered to the University Libraries, and you can pick it up. Our borrowing partners will also allow you to check out books at their libraries using your University of Alabama Action Card.
You may also submit an "interlibrary loan" request to borrow a book from another library, even if you don't know which other library might have it. We will find a copy and borrow it on your behalf.
BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS
Here are more places to learn about books.
Google Books often contains scanned images of some or all of the pages of the books it contains.
Books in Print is a database that contains entries for millions of books. Search by author, title, or keyword.
WorldCat is a combined catalog for thousands of libraries. It contains entries for over 40 million items.
If you find a book in Google Books, Books in Print, or WorldCat that you would like to see, check Scout to discover whether we have a copy at the University Libraries. If not, follow the instructions in the "Books at Other Libraries" section above to borrow a copy from another library.