Use the Sofia Discovery tool to find books. For example:
|Truncation symbol:||*||e.g. trabecula* will retrieve catalogue records containing the words trabecular, trabeculae, trabecula, etc.|
|Phrase searching:||"___"||e.g. "trabecular bone" will retrieve catalogue records containing the phrase trabecular bone|
|Boolean operators:||(), AND, OR, NOT
Boolean operators must be in capital letters
|e.g. bone AND (trabecular OR cancellous) will retrieve catalogue records containing the word bone AND either trabecular OR cancellous|
|Cellular structures||Regenerative medicine|
|Composite materials||Sandwich construction|
|Foamed materials||Tissue engineering|
To refine any of these searches, type additional words into your search (as keywords).
You can search for other books by subject by going to the Advanced Search and typing words into the Subject field.
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: QH581.2 G53 2010 in the search box will retrieve "Cellular materials in nature and medicine". Please note that you can be precise or general when listing a call number (e.g. searching just nu: QH581.2 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, click on "Browse the shelf" where you will see neighboring books available in print and as ebooks. For example, books near to Cellular materials in nature and medicine include Molecular basis of medical cell biology and The machinery of life.