Books written by scholars and published by university presses are a good source of information for many topics.
When and Why You Should Use Books:
Remember: Books may contain less recent information, often due to a lengthy publication process. Also, you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!
Need to find a book? Use the following source to find books at Temple.
One useful way to find books in Library Search is to use subject headings: tags or categories that identify the main topics or themes of a book. Here are a few that you may find helpful:
One quick way to locate literary criticisms in books or book chapters is to combine the author's name with the word "criticism." Oftentimes, these kinds of sources are tagged with the word "criticism" in Library Search. See example below.
Can't find a book you need at Temple? Try using the following sources and request books to be sent to Temple.