Up to Snuff #51: How to Research Books

Up to Snuff #51: How to Research Books

Compiled By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

-Public Libraries and University libraries and area libraries catalog searches, key word searches in collections, put in quotes phrases to search, subject searches and use a ? to truncate a search  or search America and American at the same time

-Addall.com   for rare and out of print books

-Online book stores like amazon.com or Amazons international book retailers, type in search box Amazon then country or language, new used and out of print, carries most books

-Online retailer such as Barnes and Noble

-Interlibrary loans

-Ebooks in online libraries or university libraries or booksellers

-www.questia.com

-Us.sage.pub.com

-bookfinder.com

-Googles   www.easybib.com    to help you to create a bibliography of books

-www.informationvine.com/answers

-Wikipedia bibliographies or wiki searches in general like a country or continent  then writers of that country or continent

-Searching awards histories

-College Publishers and their Presses eg. Northwestern University  Press for scholarly academic writing

-Small Presses

-Search Publishers of the world websites for their books eg. Random House, Penguin, Prentice Hall, Trafford

-Taking classes and receiving syllabus and special college printings

-Book Stores of the world

-Cheap book hubs

-Library of Congress, searchable

-Follet

-American Library Association Book Lists

-Book lists in general

-Google Search

-Search functions of websites or databases

-Book Fairs, local, regional and International

-Magazines showcase books

-Publishers Catalog mailings

-Book Reviews, eg. New York Times Book Review

-Research outfits

-Blogs connected to authors

-Author Learning Center

-Used Book Sales

-Thrift Stores

-Journals

-Nobel Laureates

-Museums like Museum of Modern Art Books

-Author Searches

-Search Areas, search authors-

-Compendiums

-Book jackets for other books by author or by publisher

-Super computer

-bibliographies in general

-Newspaper Database searches

-Books for how to Research

-www.bibio.com  browse booksellers for scholarly books

-How to find anything by Don Macleod

-International book stores on vacation

-Catalogues at Art Exhibitions

-textbooks.com

-academicscholarlybooks.com

-used bookstores

-Search Presidential Libraries

-Garage sales, moving sales and estate sales

-Company libraries

-Author book clubs, readings, book signings, Poetry slams

-A search wiz

-Contact Artist Galleries for artist books

-buy books after checking them out from library

-Search academic, search scholarly or go direct to where PHD”S are written or to a research org or a research college’s press

-Search all university presses

-Search college websites

-Research each area of interest thoroughly to know its authors and contributors

-Chronologies

-Books cited or mentioned in books

-Search for example a small British Press

-Register school to get access to a good library or ebooks

-Ask colleagues for sources, share or trade syllabi

-Teachers can use wiki bibliographies

-College News

-indexes at the backs of books

-Magazines

 

 

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