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Writing 105 (Downey): Print Books & eBooks

Grammar & Style

Melvyl

Using Melvyl Tutorial

Overview & Examples

Books "can include comprehensive accounts of research or scholarship, historical data, overviews, [o]r experts' views on a theme or topic. Use a book when you require background information and related research on a topic, when you want to add depth to a research topic or put your topic in context with other important issues" (CQ University Library, "Evaluating Books, Journals, Journal Articles and Websites"). Books are also good sources for finding "how-to" information.

Melvyl is the library catalog, which you can use to find eBooks, print books, and more. 

For example: