If you are a distance student it is more beneficial for you to have books in electronic form. Note when you are using Search Everything, you modify the results with the limiters on the left hand side of the screen.
When you find an article that is not full text, check to see if it is available at SBU.
If it is not in A to Z, you can request the article through interlibrary loan (see link below)
The library now has a "Search Everything" feature. This single box will search articles, movies and books on your topic. To use "Search Everything"
When the results come up you can use limiters on the left hand side to limit by date, language, peer reviewed (ALWAYS check this when you are looking for articles, but not books). You can also limit by provider (SOCIndex, Academic Search Premier, etc.) if you want to only search those databases.
If you want to use the advanced search,
You can then add more limiters as above.