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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
The Practice of Social Research
Student's Guide to Writing College Papers
Writing Smart: The Savvy Student's Guide to Better Writing (eBook)

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Books are more comprehensive than articles and a good place to begin.


Become Familiar With Call Numbers

Books are organized and grouped by subject area according to the Library of Congress Classification System. The books, to support faculty research, featured in this guide fall into one of these call number categories.

Call Number Range Subject Area


BC Logic

Critical thinking, argument                                         

BF Psychology APA style manual
H Social Sciences Research design, literature review                                      
LB Theory and Practice of Education Guides to writing academic papers



Anatomy of a Call Number

This alphanumeric code tells you where a book is on the shelf.

Call Number and Shelf Location for

Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare by William H. MacRaven


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Check the Table of Contents and Index

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Follow the Bibliographic Trail

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Recommend a Book for the Library

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Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking
How to Think Critically: A Concise Guide
A Rulebook for Arguments
The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools (eBook)
A Field Guide to Lies