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 BCC you have access to materials owned by the BCC Libraries: books, movies and music. BCC is a member of SAILS, a network of public and academic libraries in southeastern Massachusetts. Each library has gathered its respective collections and made them searchable through a common database, called the SAILS 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.
The default search is by keyword, identified in the catalog as "All Fields." Notice in the example below we are using just the "key" words to locate relevant sources; full questions or sentences are not needed.