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Research Scheduler

It takes time to research and write, so plan ahead!

When to start?

15-Week Semester: Weeks 5-7; 5-Week Summer/Winter Session: Week 2

Step 5: Finding Useful Books and E-Books

Reading a novel from the library on an iPad

"247/365 Reading a novel from the library..." by Michael Sauers, September 4, 2011. 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/6112970465/ 
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If your assignment allows you to use books, start at the Pierce Library website and use the OneSearch box to search.

To find a book on the shelf in the Library, write down the call number (the book's address on the library shelf)--e.g., BJ 2121 .F47 2014.
cartoon lightbulb TIP These shelves are called the "stacks."

Learn more about Library of Congress call numbers and how to use them. (Northwestern Universitry)

To find e-books that you can read for free online, or download for free from home, go to the Pierce Library website:  http://library.piercecollege.edu/home  in the menu on the left, click on Books and then E-Books on the Library homepage, to see three E-Book collections. Click on each collection to search it.

Is your book a credible source? How To Evaluate Books (Colorado State University)

cartoon lightbulb TIP Remember to keep track of your sources. The Citing Your Sources guide can help!