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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Scholars Program (SOC 199)

Why Use Books?

Books are another valuable resource in any research paper or project. Books (as opposed to articles) generally have the following characteristics:

  • Longer in length
  • Good sources of background and historical information
  • Often contain footnotes and lengthy bibliographies

Find Books

The library's Online Catalog provides access to the millions of books the university owns. You can also search for books in other university libraries in Illinois through I-Share.