Access Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library). (If you're off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your myPVCC username and password). You may also search the "Start Here" box on the library's homepage.
Enter your search terms and click Search. Use simple terms, such as "alcoholism" or "Steve Jobs" or "World War II."
Review the results. Pay attention to the title of the book series out of which that entry was pulled. This is important because knowing the title of the series may give you a better understanding of how that article approaches the topic. For example, the topic of "alcoholism" appears in a book about nursing, about substance abuse, and about genetic disorders.
Click the title of the article (in this case, "alcoholism") to read it.