Books can be great sources for your research. They:
Provide broad overviews of a topic
Put your topic in context with other issues
Discuss big ideas or issues
Reading from books can make it easier for you to understand academic articles on the topic.
No, not usually. Just read what is useful to your research. You can start by reading the introduction of a book and any relevant chapters.
Scroll down the library homepage and click on Find Materials. Click on Find Books and eBooks. Then simply search using a keyword or two in the search bar. When searching for books, you are matching your keywords with the words that appear in book titles and short descriptions of our books. Start simple, by using one or two broad keywords to search. If you have too many results, you can searching with narrower keywords.
All of the books in the library have a call number. When you search the library for books, the call number appears under "Shelf Location."
The call number is the book's address. Books are arranged on the shelf by call number, from smallest to largest number.
Call numbers must be read in sequence:
Each book has a label on it, with its call number: