Defence: Find books

Books of interest

Books can be useful for finding topic overviews.  Here are some in the collection:

Catalogue search tips

The Library catalogue is a good starting point for finding books and videos in the Library's collection.

Know the exact title? Type it into the search box and select the Title option
e.g. Introduction to unmanned aircraft systems

Searching for a topic? Type keywords from your topic in the 'all fields' box e.g. military warfare

Too many results?

  • Narrow down by adding another keyword to your search e.g. military warfare systems
  • Use the left menu to refine your results by Date, Subject or Format.

What is a scholarly book?

Look for the clues:

[(Jan Kromer “Magnifying glass”, CC Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (, Image Source: flickr (]  Clue 1: Specialised publisher in the field: For example, a university press.

  Clue 2: Reputable author/creator: Look for the authors' qualifications.

                                    Clue 3: Includes cited references and a bibliography.

For more help watch the short Library video: Scholarly sources explained (2 mins 45 secs).