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Why use books for research?
Why use books for my research?
- Detailed analysis of a topic
- Background information
- Overview of big issue
- Use their bibliographies to find other sources
Ways to Get Resources
There are three ways to get library books here at SU. In the order you should look for your item, you can borrow from
- SU Libraries
- Direct Borrowing from our consortium,The University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI)
- Interlibrary loan (ILL) from libraries outside USMAI
To check the status of items or renew them online: ILL, USMAI. All accounts use the same login information (what is used for Gullnet, email, and campus computers).
Trying to find a book from a list of citations?
As you review bibliographies, reference lists, etc., you will discover additional sources to possibly use.
Find them using the CitationLinker.
Search for books
TIPS TO REMEMBER WHEN SEARCHING IN THE CATALOG:
- Search by "BEST MATCH" to ensure the most relevant results to your search appear near the top.
- Limit your searches by "FORMAT" on the left side of the search page.
- When you find items you'd like to use in your research, be sure to see what SUBJECT TERMS were used
Found it in the catalog? Use the call number locator to find it in the building
Call Number Locator: The call number of a library item is like a home address. Copy and paste any SU call number you find in the library catalog to see where it lives in the library.
Finding primary sources for your research isn't easy. When looking for primary sources, consider:
- primary documents
- religious texts
- original writings
- newspaper articles (from the time of the event)
- ...and more