Books are an important resource in science, engineering, and nursing. Both students and faculty can benefit from content in books. Books are a great source to learn about a topic or find information for a classroom activity. Books often have content suitable for research activities as well. Whatever the purpose, books are an essential tool for scholarship.
Annually, thousands of sci-tech and nursing books are published by professional associations and commercial publishers. Many of these books are acquired as print or e-books by Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering. We do not, however, acquire every title that’s published even if there’s a match with UA’s curriculum and research agendas. Still it’s important to remember that nearly all books are acquired by one or more academic libraries in North America.
The good news: Academic libraries in North America share collections and all of us are beneficiaries of this resource sharing. In essence you have access to most of the books owned by other academic libraries. WorldCat is the primary database used to make this happen. WorldCat contains both current and archival books on every subject. Go to WorldCat database.