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Research Methods: Books

Print and electronic resources for research methods coursework.

Catalog Search Tips

Adjust sort to Best Match to find known and specific items.

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Call number searching

nu: [call number] typically without spaces, sometimes with spaces


Search for Books

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How to Identify Edited Volumes

When searching in the catalog, add the keyword "reader" to your search terms.

After selecting a title in the catalog, click Description to see if the chapters are written by different authors. 

screenshot of contents description from catalog

While browsing the shelf, look for editors or "Eds" on the spine or cover.