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When you find a book in the Catalog that you like:
Click on the title to view the book's information, which often includes a summary or table of contents, to see if the book will be useful to your research.
Click on one of the Subjects to see a list of all the books that have been tagged with that subject heading.
You can also text yourself the call number!
Now you're ready to go to the shelves to find your books.
Books are on the second floor of the Library.
When you find a book on the shelf that seems useful to your topic, look around it for other possible resources.
Books in the main stacks can be checked out for four weeks. Take your books to the Main Desk--you must have your Parkland ID!
Use the following online reference sources for preliminary research as you're trying to learn about your topic. You can also find further sources of information here. These should not, however, be considered scholarly sources or be cited as such in your research paper.
Credo Reference provides access to a large number of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and other reference books. Subjects covered include art, biography, history, literature, music, religion, and science and technology.
Need more than what you found at Parkland? I-Share can help! I-Share is a network of over 80 college, university, and research libraries in Illinois that can lend books. Set up an account and borrow away!