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Finding Articles and Books

This guide is to help you find articles and books for your assignments or course readings.

Using Subject Guide

Subject Guides are Resources list or quick tips that Librarians have specially collated and create for your learning.

All programme specific Subject Guide provides information and links to find the Prescribed Texts and Recommended Readings for each module. Here's the steps for finding those recommended texts.

Go to your Programme Subject Guide. Hover over the Texts tab of the page and a drop down box will appear. Select the Trimester that you are taking.


Look for your required module. Please note that not all reading lists are available here.

Find your book and read it!

  • If it is an Ebook, the link to the e-Book is hyperlinked in the title of the text. See Ebooks Subject Guide on how to access the Library's subscribed Ebooks.
  • If it is a hardcopy, the related library and the call number of the book will be stated so you can find the book in the stated Library.
Example of a print book Example of an e-book

Using Library OneSearch

Go to the library website and key in the title of your course text into the search box of OneSearch


Look for the course text amongst the search results.

  • If it is a hardcopy, the call number will be stated for you to find it in the library shelves.
  • If it is an e-book, it will be tagged as "Available Online". To read the e-book, click on it's search result.


If the book is found in multiple collections (e.g. there is a copy in the Short Loan collection ​and ​the Course Reserves), it will have "multiple versions".
If the book is borrowed by someone else, the status will change to "On Loan". Learn how to reserve loaned out Library materials here.

For e-books, click on the full-text link indicated under "View Online". This will direct you to login using your SIT username and password.

Different providers have different websites so you have to navigate them differently.
If you have trouble getting to your e-book because you are unfamiliar with the provider's website, contact a Librarian for assistance here!

See here for a list of commonly asked questions on how to login to Library Resources.