Why should you do research in books?
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.
Correct spelling is important; to prevent unnecessary frustration, check your spelling before you hit the search button! Only type the most significant words into the search bar - the more words you type, the fewer your results.
Bristol Community College provides access to thousands of full-text academic titles via subscription to electronic books. Remember, when using BCC library resources from off-campus, you will be asked to enter your BCC ID barcode to access the search box.
When searching for information on your topic, your best option is to begin with a Keyword or Subject search. Ask a Reference Librarian if you need help formulating your search strategy. The default search is by keyword, identified below as "All Fields." All library collections in the SAILS Library Network are searched simultaneously.