Books cover virtually any topic,
fact or fiction. You may find books that cover your research
question, and others in which only a chapter or two is relevant. It's not cheating
to only read and use the chapters that relate to your topic.
Libraries organize and store most of the book collection on shelves called
"stacks." The stacks are located in the main area of
Use a Book
- to look for an extensive
amount of information on a topic in one place
- 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.