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Speech Assignment Research Guide

A guide to finding sources for your speech.

Why Books?

Books are a good resource to begin with as they provide an overview or background information on a subject and also help to put your topic in perspective. If you don't know where to start, our library catalog will help you locate books on your topic.

Reference Books, Circulating Books & eBooks

Source

Description

Circulating Books

A print book that can be checked out using your library card.

Reference Books

A book organized in a specific manner which allows users to easily access  information. In print format, these books can only be used in the library. In electronic format, they can be accessed remotely. Examples: Encyclopedia, Atlas

eBooks

An electronic book that can be accessed online remotely from home or anywhere off-campus.

Search the U/CL Catalog

Books are available in the U/C Library. This search box searches for books and ebooks.


Note: You may need to log in. Your Borrower ID is your BC ID#. Your default PIN is a 4 digit code based on your birth date: MMDD. (For example, if you were born on July 04, your PIN is 0704.)

Find eBooks

eBooks are electronic versions of books available to read online 24/7. This searches only for ebooks. Locate other library materials using the U/C Library Catalog

   

Note: You will have to log in to read an ebook. Your Borrower ID is your BC ID#. Your default PIN is a 4 digit code based on your birth date: MMDD. (For example, if you were born on July 04, your PIN is 0704.)