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." Some books are now
available to read online (e-books) and are accessible through the
- when looking for a lot of
information on a topic
- to put your topic in context with
other important issues
- to find historical information
- to find summaries of research to
support an argument
Nash, Gary B. ed. The American
People: Creating a Nation and a Society, 1990.
Coupey, Eloise. Marketing and
the Internet, 2001.
Smith, J. T. Roman Villas: A
Study in Social Structure, 1997.