virtually any topic, fact or fiction. For research purposes, you
will probably be looking for books that synthesize all the information
on one topic.
and store their book collections on shelves called "stacks."
Some electronic books are now available on the Web and can be accessed through the Proctor Library catalog.
- when looking
for in-depth information on a topic
- to put your
topic in context with other important issues
- to find historical
- to find summaries
of research to support an argument
- Parks, Pat. Railroad That Died at Sea: The Florida East Coast's Key West Extension,
- Branscomb, Eric H. Casting Your Net: A Student's Guide to Research on the Internet, 1998.
- Smith, J.
T. Roman Villas: A Study in Social Structure, 1997.