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EN 102: Literacy Matters: Find Books

Professor Mantle

Information Literacy

The Socio-Politics of Literacy

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 information literacy, you could enter "information literacy" as a search term.  

Another way to search is to browse by Subject.  For example, if you use  "reading comprehension" as a search term, you will see that the topic breaks down into 5 subtopics.  The subject term "literacy" breaks down into 74 subtopics.

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

Finding a Book in the Stacks

WorldCat

Search for an item in libraries near you:
WorldCat.org >>

How to Navigate a Scholarly Monograph

Google Books Search

Google Book Search

Reading & Writing