Why use books?
Books may be useful when...
1. You want focused, in-depth information about a subject. However, the depth to which a book covers your topic may vary.
NOTE: If you need general information about a topic, find a General Reference resource using the tab on the left. If your research topic is very current, try finding articles instead, as books will not have the most current information.
Click on the link below to watch this 5 minute video. You will learn how to locate scholarly print books and e-books for your Anthropology research papers.
The main call number section for Anthropology in the LC classification is GN:
Begin your research by seeing if there are any library books, e-books, or DVDs about your topic.
Search the Library Catalog
NOTE: In general, books about Chicano history and culture can be found on the library shelves in the following sections:
E184 U.S. immigration, minority groups, race relations
Tips for seaching the catalog:
Search for information using keywords and subject headings. Some suggested keywords specific to Mexican-American history and culture are below. Click on the links to search these topics in the catalog.
Hint: You can use the same keywords to find articles in our periodical databases.
If you can't find a specific book in the library, try searching Google's ebook collection. It sometimes offers previews or full access to various ebooks online.