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Books and eBooks

Books play an important role in the information gathering process. They can provide overviews or detailed background information on a topic and can be the best place to develop a solid understanding of your topic.

Strengths:

  • Good for an overview
  • Comprehensive coverage
  • In-depth research
  • Reviewed by editors and publishers
  • May contain bibliographies or work cited lists which will point you to further research in your subject area

Limitations:

  • Not always current
  • May exist only in print

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this section you will be able to:

  • Find print and electronic books in the Royal Roads University library's collection
  • Renew your books
  • Place a hold on a book that is signed out to another user

For information on evaluating books, see the Evaluating Your Sources section>Books.

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