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EN 102: Wealth, Poverty and Social Class: Find Books & Media


Fighting Poverty

Using the Library Catalog

Use the library on-line catalog to locate books relevant to your topic.

Unless you know the title and/or author of the book you are looking for,  research topics should be searched by Keyword to maximize the number of references for a topic.   If  for example, you wanted to locate books about poverty in city environments, you could enter "urban poverty" as a search term.  A keyword search using "urban poverty" yielded 130 results. 

Another way to search is to browse by Subject.  For example, if you use  "poverty" as a search term, you will see that the topic breaks down into 105 subtopics. 

A high number of subtopics is often an indication of an overly broad topic.

Finding a Book in the Stacks


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How to Navigate a Scholarly Monograph

Google Books Search

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