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ENGL 308 Payne: Find books

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

My keywords:  Public schools      lunch         free lunch      state funding     school districts    United States

  1. Try public school lunch
  2. Under Format, on the left side of your screen, checkmark Books. 
  3. Look at School lunch politics : the surprising history of America's favorite welfare program by Susan Levine
  • Summary, book's record, table of contents & chapters
  • Search Within tool: "free lunch"

        4. Catalog book record: Cite & permalink tools


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

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!