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SOC101: Principles of Sociology (Online - Avedkian): Books, eBooks, & Media

Research in Books and Ebooks

Selected Print and Ebook Sources

Ebook Databases Overview

Selected eBook Catalogs / Databases

Useful Handout

Why use books for research?

Why should you do research in books?

  • Books provide in-depth coverage of a topic
  • Books often provide valuable background information on a topic
  • Books can also provide an overview of all issues pertaining to a topic
  • Books can lead readers to other sources through their bibliographies

You do not necessarily have to read an entire book for every research paper you have to do.  Utilizethe index and the chapter titles to narrow down which section of the book is most pertinent to your research.

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