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Research Guides

Education Resources for Distance and Online Students: Find Books

This guide is intended to assist Education students at a distance or taking course online in accessing library resources and research materials

Why Use Books

Book often provide a comprehensive overview or historical background of a subject. They may present theories or expert opinions on a topic. Remember, it is often not necessary to read a book cover-to-cover to make use of ideas presented in it; academic researchers often use skimming and scanning techniques to identify parts of a book relevant to their research.

What is Primo? (Library Catalog)

What are you searching when you use Primo, the library's catalog? 

  • UI+Summit+E-Resources: Print and e-resources (ebooks and electronic articles) from the UI Library (Main Library, Law Library-Moscow, Law Library-Boise, Gary Strong Curriculum Center, Herbarium Library, American Language and Cultures Program Library, Asian Studies Collection Library) PLUS print books from the 37 other members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit). See a list of libraries here
  • UI Library+E-Resources: Print books and e-resources from the UI Library only. 
  • UI and Summit (No Articles): Print books only from the UI Library and the 37 other members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance. 
  • E-Resources Only: Ebooks and electronic articles provided by the UI Library. 



Follow the link below to our Research Guide on Ebooks. There you will find all the information that you need to know about how to find and access them.