virtually any topic, fact or fiction. For research purposes you
will probably be looking for books that synthesize all the information
on one topic.
and store their book collections on shelves called "stacks."
Many books are now available electronically on the Web (e-books),
and are purchased by your library.
- when looking
for a lot of information on a topic
- to put your
topic in context with other important issues
- to find historical
- to find summaries
of research to support an argument
- Nash, Gary
B. ed. The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society,
- Gates, Bill,
Business @ the speed of thought, 1999
- Heller, Nancy,
Why a painting is like a pizza: a guide to understanding and
enjoying modern art, 2002