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ENG 114 - Professional Research & Writing: Find Books

This course, the second in a series of two, is designed to teach professional communication skills. Emphasis is placed on research, listening, critical reading and thinking, analysis, interpretation, and design used in oral and written presentations.

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Searching for Books

Searching for books using the library's catalog is easy.

Some helpful steps to follow when searching the library's catalog include:

  • Brainstorm some Keywords to begin your search
  • Use Boolean Operators to enhance your searches (e.g. music AND piracy - will narrow your results by searching for both of the keywords together)
  • Locate the Call Number and check availabilty of the book

Books

Books on Resumes and Cover Letters

Why use Books?

BOOKS cover virtually any topic, fact or fiction. For research purposes, you will probably be looking for books that synthesize all the information on one topic.

Libraries organize and store their book collections on shelves called "stacks." But books also come in electronic form. The library purchases these “ebooks,” which are available via the web.

Find books…

  • by coming into the library and browsing the shelves by subject. Signs and labels on the spine of the book help you find what you are looking for.
  • by searching the online library catalog

The online catalog is a database of books and other materials including magazines, journals, streaming video, and newspaper articles held by the library.