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ENVR 300 Research Methods: Lewis & Caviglia-Harris: Find Books

Literature Review

This semester, using eBooks is going to be particularly important!  The tutorial linked below walks you through the steps needed to search for eBooks in our library catalog.  As you work your way though the tutorial, you will be searching *in real time* for eBooks on your own ENVR 300 research topic.

Completing this tutorial will earn you a Certificate of Completion - all of which will be sent to Emily for virtual collection!

In the research process: BOOKS

This guide should help you:

Form an approach to initiating an assignment.
Identify the use of information sources based on the type of information (i.e. books for background)

Use keywords from a research question or statement to search.


Distinguish differences between popular and scholarly articles.

Explore topics for your paper or project. What motivates you?

Explore the library's information resources.

Start to gather information for an assignment.
Draft & revise with help from librarians & departments in the GAC


Books Only

Keywords:      maternity   employment   United States

1. maternity - 178,000+ results

2. add employment - 9,000+ results.

3. add United States - 2,000+results.

Notice your results are more specific. Not owned by SU? Order through ILL.

4. Limit results to BOOKS under format on the left side of your screen.

4. Where would I find this book in the library?

Google Book Project

Google Book Search