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.

Reference books, such as encyclopedias, almanacs and handbooks, are located on the first floor of the Library. Reference books can not be checked out of the Library. Books that can be borrowed are located on the second floor of the Library.

Use a Book

  • 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

Reference Book Examples

  • Political Handbook of the World 320.9 P769 2013
  • Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society 174.403 K81 2008
  • Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology 370.1503 S167 2008