This page considers the types and sections of books used in scholarly research. It also lists databases from which electronic books (eBooks) can be harvested.
The following links provide brief information on the types of books or other scholarly publications graduate students in English or other rising academics can expect to encounter as they pursue their studies. Most of the books will be types that can circulate (i.e., be checked out of the library).
Entries for these scholarly source types can also be found in the following Houston Cole Library reference books:
A Handbook to Literature Ref PN41.H3555 (6th floor) [NOTE: Every graduate student in literature should have a personal copy of this book.]
Dictionary for Library and Information Science Ref Z1006.R45 2004 (10th floor)
Most commonly-accessed sections of books
Too-often overlooked sections of books
NOTE: "Sources used" means they have a note or reference someplace in the body of the book; they somehow contribute to the content. "Sources consulted" means that the author looked at them during the research process, but for some reason did not include them in the book.
To find books on a topic, you can either search the Library Catalog using the top box in the left pane, or you can search one of the following databases: