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.
As a student at Bristol you have access to materials owned by the Bristol Libraries: books, movies and music. Bristol is a member of HELM, a network of academic libraries in Massachusetts. Each library has gathered its respective collections and made them searchable through a common database, called the HELM Catalog. You can search for materials in a number of ways: by title, author, subject, or general keyword. Keyword searching is the most effective method when you are not certain of exact titles or correct spelling.
Bristol librarians are available to help you with your research. We provide guidance in locating information and using resources available through the library and on the internet. If you need research help, using the chat box is a fast and easy way to reach out to us!
The default search is by keyword,. Notice in the example below we are using just the "key" words to locate relevant sources; full questions or sentences are not needed.