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Worship Arts Guide: Books & eBooks

Subject guide for Worship Arts majors.

Discovery Service

A search of the Discovery Service on the library's home page will retrieve a list of items from libraries worldwide and in various formats (articles, books, eBooks, DVDs, etc.).

Discovery Service Search Tips

A search of the Discovery Service (on the library's home page) will retrieve a list of items found in the HIU Darling Library as well as "Libraries Worldwide". Besides books, you will also find articles, videos, and sound recordings.


Search Tip 1: Use Advanced Search

This option allows you to combine a keyword search with a particular author, title, or subject. You can also use the dropdown buttons to search multiple keywords, multiple authors, etc.

Search Tip 2: Truncate

Use * or ? to truncate. For example, entering theolog* or theolog? finds theologian, theologica, theological, theologie, theology, etc.

Search Tip 3: Utilize keywords effectively

Use quotation marks to group multiple keywords into one key phrase. For example, to search for Christian theology, as opposed to Jewish or Islamic theology, use "Christian theology" as a key phrase.

Post-Search Tip: Use Filters

Filtering a search is a valuable part of your search strategy. Instead of starting with very narrow search criteria, and possibly missing related items, you may want to start as broadly as possible, and then limit the results in carefully designed steps.

You can filter searches by:

  • Held by Library (search just the HIU library)*
  • Format (Book, eBook, or Audiobook)
  • Publication Year
  • Language
  • And others ...

eBooks

When searching the entire Discovery Service, you may limit your search (filter) by eBook format (see Discovery Service Search Tips).

You may also search within any one of our eBook databases. (See below.)