Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

HUMANITIES 1VV3 - Voice and Vision: Words to Change the World

Why Use Books?

Books are a great resource to use when searching for general information on a topic. They are useful for understanding a topic in its context and provide summaries of existing research as well as offer a historical perspective.

Books are best found using the Search feature in our Library Catalogue. 

Library Catalogue

Scholarly books are a great resource - watch this video to learn how to recognize one. (2:29)

Transcript (PDF) | Transcript (.docx)

This video explains how to enter keywords into the catalogue to find books on a particular topic. (1:13)

Transcript (PDF) | Transcript (.docx)

This video shows you how to search by book title using the library catalogue. (0:47)

Transcript (PDF) | Transcript (.docx)

Common Academic Publishers

How can you tell of a book is an academic source? One of the quickest and easiest ways is to check the publisher. If one of these companies published the book, there's a good chance that the book is an academic source: 

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Springer Nature
  • Routledge
  • Elsevier
  • Peter Lang
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Blackwell 
  • De Gruyter
  • McGraw Hill
Ask Chat is Offline - Send an Email