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Harlem Renaissance: ENG 3412

Research help for the course, "Harlem Renaissance"

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Why Use Books?

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When and Why You Should Use Books:

  • You need good historical overviews of topic
  • You need broad coverage of one or more topics
  • You need a summary of existing research on a topic

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!

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Need to find a book? Use the following source to find books at Temple.

Quick Search Strategy for Finding Relevant Books in Library Search

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.

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Can't find a book you need at Temple? Try using the following sources and request books to be sent to Temple.

 Need additional help with EZBorrow or ILLiad? See the guide Borrow from Another Library.