Books often provide more detail and are more expansive than academic articles. Sometimes they are collections of papers or essays that are essentially what you would find as an academic article.
A general approach to searching for a topic when you don't have a specific book in mind is this: 1) Do a keyword search on a likely word or phrase and reorder the results by date; 2) Look at the subject headings assigned to the book and; 3) either click on the link to the subject search on that heading, or 4) use parts of the subject heading as another keyword search.
Use the Request button at the top the screen to get a book at another Temple campus sent to Main Campus.
Use PALCI's E-ZBorrow service or ILLiad to get book Temple does not own or is checked out. E-ZBorrow is much faster if a title is available through it.
Library Search is your gateway to discover books, journal articles, and much more at Temple University Libraries. Additional information can be found in our Library Search FAQ's.