Books cover virtually any topic, fact or fiction. For research purposes, you will probably be looking for books that synthesize all the information on one topic.

Libraries organize and store their book collections on shelves called "stacks." A few books are now available electronically on the Web (e-books) and are purchased by your library.


Use a Book



 Blinn College's Library Catalog


The Library Catalog identifies every item in the library and will point you to its location. The catalog includes books, journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, music, government documents, images, and more.


However, you won't find periodical articles in the Library Catalog. You'll need to use an periodical index to identify articles by topic.


Use the Library Catalog

Library Catalog Tutorial 



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