Distance & Online Learners :: Finding Information
find books, videos and journals owned by the library
Search the catalogue
by entering keywords, titles, a course code or instructor or author name.
When you find a title that is suitable, click on the subject lines that appear within the full records to find more items in the same subject area. You can do the same with the call numbers for books to browse items nearby on the shelf.
Once you identify the items useful to your research, follow the instructions for getting materials.
find books and articles online
In order to view books and articles online, you will have to login with your BCIT ID and myBCIT or network password.
Full-text online versions of books (ebooks):
- Search in the library catalogue using Keywords, Titles or Authors. When you have a results list select e-book from the Format box on the left hand side of the screen.
- You can also search an ebook collection directly. These collections are listed by subject or alphabetically on the online databases, article and ebooks page. Consult the subject guide for your program to identify the e-book collections appropriate to your program or ask a Librarian.
Note: e-books from the Books 24x7 collection will ask for a Username and Password. Follow the instructions for registration to get the required password. You will need your MyBCIT email address.
Articles from journals, magazines or newspapers:
- Choose an online database from our alphabetical or subject lists. If you need help identifying an appropriate source, consult the subject guide for your program or ask a Librarian.
- Search by Keyword to find a list of articles on a topic
- Full-text articles can be printed or saved. For articles that are not available online, follow the instructions for getting photocopied articles.
- Search the library catalogue by Title or Keyword to find specific journals or magazines.
find course reserves
Search the catalogue
by entering the course code or your instructor's last name.
find web sites
Use these tools to find quality online resources:
- Use the weblinks selected by the reference librarians. Click on the subject area you are interested in, and find a list of reliable, informative Web sites.
- Many of our subject guides contain links to reliable, informative Web sites.
- Choose a search engine and enter your search words to find information on the Web.
- Use the Google Power Searching guide to find searching tips and information about finding research articles using Google Scholar.
Remember, help is available if you need it.