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ENGL 102 - Mundy - Maple Woods

Selected Books

Maple Woods Library Catalog

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Finding Ebooks

2-Locate and View a Record (eBooks) from Rachel Lundy on Vimeo.

This video shows students how to view an eBook using the MCC-Blue River Library catalog.

Tips

  • When using the catalog, search with keywords rather than full sentences. If you can't find an entire book about your species, look for books about larger groups that it belongs to (books on mammals, books on species of South America, etc.).
  • Our print and ebook collections include books for younger readers. Make sure any books you select are appropriate for college level research.

Using Inter Library Loan (ILL)

Not finding what you need? Search MOBIUS to request books from libraries across the state. Books will be sent to Maple Woods library for you to pick up free of charge. Ask a librarian if you need help requesting books. 

MOBIUS Catalog Search

Can't find what you're looking for? Search and request materials from MOBIUS member libraries across the region.

Ask Yourself . . .

Books can be a great source of information, and can be especially useful for research into historical topics or for in-depth coverage of subjects. You can quickly evaluate books by asking these questions:

  • Look at the length of the book.  Is it comprehensive? 
  • When was the book published? Is the information current?
  • Are author credentials provided? For example, is the author a professor, a journalist, or an expert in the field? A quick web search can help you find more information about the author as well. 
  • Is the publisher a university press?  A large well-known company?  A special interest group?
  • What audience is the book intended for? Easy enough for a child? Generally understood by an adult? Scholarly? Technical?
  • Is there a list of references/bibliography
  • What is the purpose of the book:  To inform?  Persuade?  Entertain?
  • Does the book exhibit obvious bias