Books cover virtually any topic,
fact or fiction. You may find books that address your research
question, but only a chapter or two is relevant. It's not cheating
to only read and use the chapters that relate to your topic.
Library organizes and stores most of its book collection on shelves called
"stacks." The stacks are located on the third and fourth
Use a Book
- when looking for an extensive
amount of information on a topic
- to put your topic in context with
other important issues
- to find historical information
- to find summaries of research
to support an argument
- to find bibliographies that point
to other relevant research
- Nash, Gary B. ed. The American
People: Creating a Nation and a Society, 1990.
- Krakauer, Jon. Into the
- Smith, J. T. Roman Villas:
A Study in Social Structure, 1997.