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Argument and More: General Resesarch Guide: GIL (Finding Books)

Here is help with research for argument and expository papers for any introductory English, writing, or communications course, including Engl1101 and Comm1201.

Finding and Using Books

Finding and Using Books

Screen shot of GIL-Find GIL-Find is the the library's catalog. For help using GIL-Find, please try Step by Step Quick Searching with GIL-Find.

Add Power to Your Search

  • To combine more than one main idea, use AND in UPPER CASE. Example: unemployment AND families for the effects of unemployment upon the family.

  • To search for an idea that's a phrase, put it in "quotes." Example: "traumatic brain injury."

Finally, long books can seem scary. To help you get the most out of them, remember the table of contents in the front and the index in the back to find information on y our topic.

Look at the books

To help find the books on the shelf, don't forget to ask a librarian or watch From Catalog to Shelves, a video on how to locate books.

There is also a tutorial on How to Shelve Books (Read Call Numbers) to help you better find them. This tutorial needs Flash/Shockwave.

EBooks at Perimeter College

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eBooks on EBSCOHost and its companion collection, Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost, as well as Ebook Central are large collections of electronic books accessible through both GIL-Find and GALILEO. Ebook collections bring electronic versions of print books to your computer screen.

To search for and read these books at home, you need a GALILEO password.

To learn more about finding ebooks, try Step by Step with eBooks on EBSCOHost and Step by Step with Ebook Central.