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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.
A Library Catalogue...
is an index to the contents of a library or group of libraries
allows you to locate material by author, title, subject, etc.
can include: books; journal, magazine & newspaper titles (not articles); government publications; archives; maps; databases; games; videos; other materials
gives details (e.g., publisher, date of publication, etc.) required for bibliographies and endnotes
may give the location, call number and status (e.g., checked out) of an item
that is available online may be called an OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)
that combines the contents of several library catalogues may be called a union catalogue
can typically be searched by anyone, anywhere in the world, with no restrictions