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Illinois Tech Library Guides
What are books good for?
Use books to find historical information, in-depth research on a broad topic, tables of scientific information and more. Books
can provide introductory and comprehensive information on your topic. Books are great sources because they have been rigorously edited and fact-checked before they get published. You will find high quality information in books.
One thing to watch out for is the year the book was published; some books may not be current
enough for your topic.
Use the library search to find books.
If the book you want is not available at IIT or through I-Share, search WorldCat.
Google Books is another good place to look. For some books you can read the entire book. For others you can see a preview of the inside of the book.
Get help from the Research Help Office:
phone: (312) 567-3616