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A guide to select article databases, library resources, links, and tips for researchers to succeed in finding, accessing, and managing quality information sources.
In comparison to articles, books offer more thorough coverage of a topic, draw on a wider range of preexisting scholarship, and often excel in placing an argument in broader thematic and disciplinary context. Consider consulting scholarly books first in your own research. Use them to provide:
helpful introduction and overview of a topic;
comprehensive literature review that outlines the major scholars and existing points of view on a topic;
detailed study of a topic, usually broken down into manageable chapters;
extensive bibliography to guide you toward related works.
Find materials in libraries around the world. Click TU Link in a record to identify local holdings or borrow from U.S. libraries using Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Two different interfaces (one via subscription and the other open-access) offer unique user experiences.