Not sure what to do? See some help pages. Take a few minutes to read a tutorial, so you understand the process.
When you want to find books in the Trent Library, search TOPCAT (the Library Catalogue). There's an online tutorial available to tell you about TOPCAT.
Use a keyword search to find items on a topic. For instance, to find books on "the development of language skills and its relationship to the culture of its people" you might search for "language and cultur$". To improve your results, use a "Power Search" and truncate your terms.
Instead of trying to guess at a good subject heading, use a keyword search. Then look at the subjects applied to what you find.
If you find one good book on your topic, check the bibliography to find other material on the same subject.
The majority of our e-books are included in TOPCAT and can be found with any search. The record includes a link to the e-book.
The following resources contain collections of e-books. Most offer the option to create an account for yourself and save books, as well as adding notations and highlighting. There is overlap between these collections, and you may find the same books in more than one place. However, you may also find something not listed elsewhere.