Books provide thorough and detailed information about academic topics. Use the Library Catalog and our Ebook Search to identify books on a specific topic.
Use books for in-depth content on topics you’re researching. Types of academic books:
Comprehensive treatment of a subject, including background information and analysis. Example:
Title: Caffeinated: How our daily habit helps, hurts, and hooks us
Author: Carpenter, Murray
The history of an issue or event. Example:
Title: Health care in America: a history
Author: Burnham, John C.
Analysis of statistics and previous research on a topic. Example:
Title: Juvenile justice sourcebook
Author: Church, Wesley T., editor
Steps for finding books using the library catalog - for print books in the campus libraries: