Books offer a thorough and systematic treatment of a subject.

Many books are now published in a digital or electronic format rather than traditional paper books; these are known as e-books. You can identify paper books and e-books in the library catalogue easily as shown in the example below. More information on how to access the range of e-books available at QUT Library on various devices is available here.

E-book and paper book example from catalogue

Use books to:

  • find historical information
  • find established theories and facts
  • find classic works such as Einstein, Marx and Shakespeare
  • find both in-depth discussion and broad discussion of a topic.

Book jacket image for: Einstein Book jacket image for: Communism and nationalism Book jacket image for: Materialist Shakespeare