Books are essential information sources because they provide in-depth discussion and analysis of subjects. Books represent knowledge accumulated over many years, decades, and centuries.
It takes time for writers to do research, to analyze their findings, to organize their thoughts, and finally to write a book. After that it may take a year or longer for a book to be accepted for publication and then become available to you. This process results in better quality control since books undergo such extensive review and editing prior to publicationThe value of books in your research depends on your topic. If a ground-breaking discovery or new research insight is what you are interested in, books would not be the sources to turn to right now.
Use a book when you need a comprehensive discussion of a topic or subject over a period of time. Books can help you to frame that new idea or discovery within a broader historical context. Books provide more thoughtful insight and thorough analysis of the issues, ideas, and events in our world.
E-books now comprise over half of the Leeward CC library's total book collection. Even if you never come to campus there could be an e-book for you!
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Now that you have searched for books proceed to Quest 4