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." Many books are also available electronically (e-books) and are purchased by your library.

Use a Book

  • when looking for a lot of information on a topic
  • to put your topic in context with other important issues
  • to find historical information
  • to find summaries of research to support an argument


  1. Bandstra, B. L. (2008). Genesis 1-11 A handbook on the Hebrew text. Waco, Tex: Baylor University Press.
  2. Gribben, C. (2009). Writing the rapture Prophecy fiction in evangelical America. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  3. Glyn, A. (2006). Capitalism unleashed: Finance globalization and welfare. Oxford: Oxford University Press.