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Books provide comprehensive overviews or extra background information about topics that are not covered in journal articles.


A scholarly book includes:

  • Title page and copyright page
  • Table of contents
  • Index

There are different types of books, such as reference books, general or popular books, and scholarly books.


Whether a book is appropriate for your research depends on your assignment and your topic. Take a look at your assignment to see if your professor gives any guidelines as to the types of sources they want you to cite.


You can use Sofia to search for books or ebooks on your topic using the options, or limits, available. Use the location and call number information to locate the book at the Library.


If Concordia does not have the book you need, try:

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