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Finding books

Use WorldCat (our library catalogue) to find books, journals, and other resources in both print or electronic format. Your search will cover most of McGill Library's collection of resources.

Use the "Format" box on the left-hand side of your results page to limit your results to eBooks and other online materials.

How do I find a book?

Search Tips

The Basic Search is the default search for the McGill Library WorldCat homepage.

To retrieve search results for a word with multiple endings, use the root with an asterix; for example, vote* will retrieve research related to vote, votes, and voting.

  • To search an exact phrase, use quotation marks; for example, "liberal party of canada".
  • To narrow a broad topic, use AND between keywords; for example, "elections" AND Canada.
  • To broaden a research topic, use OR to search for terms that denote similar concepts; for example, (voting OR elections AND Canada.

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