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Use the library catalog to find print books, electronic books, and streaming videos. The HELM Library Catalog allows BCC students to request books from any HELM Library through the catalog interface as long as the student has registered their BCC Campus Card.
Searching for Books
This is an example of an overall general search. Try adding "and" and then your topic after . Ex: Native American and Art.
Anne Wilson Schaef provides an insightful power analysis of the White Male System and compares it with the Female System. She demonstrates quite convincingly that while other systems outside the White Male System, such as the Female System, the African-American System, the Mexican-American System, and the Native American System, all have to be aware of both systems (their own as well as the White Male System) in order to survive, the White Male System, since it is in power, has no need to be aware of any other system than its own.
"The term 'reproductive politics' was coined by feminists in the 1970s to describe contemporary Roe v. Wade-era power struggles over contraception and abortion, adoption and surrogacy, and other satellite issues.
The increasing Native American enrollment at campuses across the United States is something to be celebrated. It reflects the resiliency of Native people across the country, a commitment on the part of Native students and their families to pursue educational goals, and the growing strength in tribal government and tribal economies. However, the underlying reality that the retention rate for Native American students is the lowest for any group in higher education ought be a source of tremendous concern.
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Why should you do research in books?
Books provide in-depth coverage of a topic
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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. Utilize the index and the chapter titles to narrow down which section of the book is most pertinent to your research.