General Research: Book Search

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Why Use Books?

Books are useful for:

  • in depth information,
  • historical context,
  • overview, synthesis and analysis.

Often a chapter or two are all that is needed. The process of writing, editing and publishing means even the most recently published book may not contain the most current information on a topic.

Keyword Search in MARQCAT:

Identify words or phrases that represent the main ideas in your topic and enter into the quick keyword box.

Advanced Keyword search:

Try the words as "Any Field" searches for widest retrieval

Try the same words as "Subject" searches, then use the catalog's suggested headings

When you find a good book, check the list of Subjects  in the record of that book for additional ideas



Tools: Advanced Search

MARQCAT Advanced Keyword Search

Please fill in the form, select limits, and click Search