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ENG 112: College Composition II (AL): Books & eBooks

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Where to Find...

Author Credentials and Authority -- look for a brief author biography and the name of the publisher:

  • book jacket
  • back of the book
  • inside the book, either the beginning or the end

Intended Audience -- look at:

  • publisher name
  • vocabulary used
  • information in the preface and jacket/back of book

Search Tips

Type in only the words most important to your topic.  If you don't get enough results, you may need to be more general.
 

  • Use AND to connect keywords

    child abuse AND prevention
     
  • Use quotation marks around two or more words you want found together

    "child abuse"
    "genetic engineering"

     
  • Use the asterisk to find multiple endings of a word (e.g., generation* would include generation, generations, and generational)

    Generation* AND conflict


Note: the Library Catalog does not search the full-text of books.  It looks at the title, author, subject headings, and any details provided (such as table of contents).

More info on using the library catalog is in the How to...Find Books guide.