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Liberal Studies: Books

A guide to using the resources of Belmont University's library

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Online Catalog

The library's online catalog includes physical materials within the Bunch Library building. You can search just the library catalog, or use OneSearch and then limit to items available in the library.  Here are some other tips:

  • Use a keyword search when you have a general idea of the topic for which you are searching.  Put quotation marks around phrases.
  • Use a subject search when you need to focus your search on a specific concept.
  • Start with a keyword search, then use the subject headings listed on some of your results to refine your search.
  • Use a Boolean search when you need to combine different concepts or similar search terms.  Combine different concepts with AND; combine synonyms or similar terms with OR.

Find the catalog on the library's home page (under Get Resources) or use the search box above.


Bunch Library's collection includes approximately 70,000 electronic books.

  • Catalog record will say "online access."
  • Click on "View It" to see a link to the appropriate database or web site.
  • Click on the link to the PDF or on any link in the Table of Contents.
  • Skip to any page in the book.
  • Search the content of the book.
  • Limited copying and printing

For instructions on downloading ebooks to your own device, see this guide.

Finding E-books

Bunch Library subscribes to electronic books from several different vendors, who use different interfaces and policies.  The most efficient way to locate an electronic book is to do a keyword search in OneSearch and limit the results to Books under Resource Types. You may also search the individual vendor catalogs below.