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Research - Step by Step: Find Books

How to find scholarly resources in the Steelman Library

What they are and what they can do for you

Books can go broad and deep because they are long.  Use a book to get a combination of ideas, numbers, history, theory--a book can do it all.  But the publication cycle can take 6 months to many years, given the time it takes to research, write, edit, publish, print and deliver books, so don't expect a book to cover the most recent ideas. 

Books might be popular or scholarly, so use your critical thinking skills to evaluate books, even if you do get them from a library. 

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