Use the Sofia Discovery tool (the library catalogue) to find books. For example:
|Truncation symbol:||*||e.g. aviat* will retrieve catalogue records containing the words aviation, aviator, etc.|
|Phrase searching:||"___"||e.g. "aerial vehicles" will retrieve catalogue records containing the exact phrase: aerial vehicles|
|Boolean operators:||(), AND, OR, NOT
Boolean operators must be in capital letters
|e.g. vehicles AND (aerial OR aviation) will retrieve catalogue records containing the word vehicles AND either aerial OR aviation|
You can locate a print book by call number by going to the Sofia Discovery tool and typing a specific call number in the search box. For example, typing nu: TL589.5 U56 2010 in the search box will retrieve "Unmanned aerial vehicles: embedded control". Please note that you can be precise or general when listing a call number (e.g. searching just nu: TL589 will retrieve several books in that subject area).
Once you locate an ebook or print book of interest, you can browse the shelves virtually to find other books on similar topics. First, locate a book of interest by searching the Sofia Discovery tool using keywords and limiting to books from the options on the left-hand side of the results screen. Next, select a search result that interests you. Click on "Browse the shelf" where you will see neighboring books available in print and as ebooks. For example, books near to Guidance of unmanned aerial vehicles include Unmanned aircraft systems and Unmanned aerial vehicles: embedded control.