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COMM 394 Agarwal: Find books

In the research process: BOOKS

1. Explore topic context & primary sources (the open web)
2. Learn the background (library catalog: books)
3. Scholarly conversations (library databases: journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Rinse, repeat; drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center)



Find books using WorldCat Discovery

Social Security Act               Children and Youth Projects                            rural communities          oral health disparity

  1. ​I couldn't find a book exclusively about Instagram. However, the broader keyword phrase social media yields many results. Why?
  2. Oral health = over 38,000 results
  3. Under Format, checkmark Books & Print Books. How many results do you get?
  4. Add keyword disparity to your search. 
  5. Interlibrary Loan service.
  6. Export a reference to RefWorks.
  7. Search your own topic keywords for a book source. Cite/Export the reference to RefWorks.

Use the Call Number Locator tool to find it in the library.​​

HE 20.6234:104

Call Number Locator

Call Number Locator

The call number of a library item is like its home address.

Copy and paste any call number you find in WorldCat Discovery to see where it lives in the library.