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ENGL 308 Payne: Find books

Why use books for Research?

Why use books for research?

  • Detailed analysis of a topic
  • Background information
  • Overview of big issue
  • Use bibliographies/references in books to find additional sources

In the research process: BOOKS

1. Explore  (web)
2. Background (library catalog: books)

3. Scholarly conversations (library databases: articles)
4. Support arguments (source citation)
5. Drafts & revisions (librarians & Writing Center)

Find books using WorldCat Discovery

 JUUL      e-cigarette  cigarette     tobacco    nicotine     kids/children   advertising    

  1. ‚ÄčI couldn't find a book exclusively about JUUL. However, the broader keyword phrase vape or e-cigarettes yields many results. All are E-books! Why? 
  2. Try cigarette advertising children
  3. Under Format, checkmark Books & Print Books. How many results do you get? 
  4. To keep searching for print books, checkmark "Keep selections for next search."
  5. Review the book record for: We are what we sell : how advertising shapes American Danielle Coombs. 
  6. Use the Call Number Locator to find this book.

Found it in the catalog? Use the call number locator to find it in the building.

Call Number Locator

Wondering how to find a book in the library once you've found its call number? Use this online tool to quickly find the book you need!