Books are useful for in-depth information; including historical context, overview, synthesis and analysis of information.
Often a chapter or two, rather then the entire book, are all that may be relevant for your topic.
The process of writing, editing and publishing a book is lengthy, thus even the most recently published books may not contain the most current information on your topic.
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Search for books, DVD's, CD's, scores, and journal titles in the Mount Holyoke and other Five College Libraries
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Note: Collections of Primary Source materials have the word "sources" at the end of the above subject headings. Eg. Great Britain -- Commerce -- History -- Sources
Search and read portions of the full text of some books made available by Google.
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Click on in the catalog to have an item sent from another 5 College library to MHC. You will get an email when it arrives, pick it up at the MHC circulation desk and return it there when you are done.
From Google Books, Wordcat or the library databases, click the MHC Get It button then select "Request from another library."