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HST112: The West and the World II (Botelho): Books, eBooks, & Media

Research in Books and Ebooks

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Type your keywords into the search box on the library home page, then hit enter. You will be searching not only Bristol CC titles, but books in the entire HELM Catalog.

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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.