ENGL 127 Writing: Social Sciences (Martin)

For students in Aley Martin's section of English127

Holman Library Catalog

Use Holman Library One Search to Find Books

Use the link below to access One Search and search by topic or keyword to see articles from various source types. 

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catalog search page showing the advanced search options

Wondering what to type in the search box?
Search by simple keywords or keyword phrases.
  • Connect them with AND or OR. 

    • Ex: Social Media AND (politics OR elections)

Search by subject term.

Try searching by Subject Terms or combinations of Subjects and keywords.  

  • To do so, change Any Field to Subject at the Advanced Search screen.

sample subject terms to try searching
sex role social classes
family mass media
work and family
family--United States--Psychological aspects criminal justice 

Borrow Books from Other Libraries

Using the Interlibrary Loan Service

InterLibrary Loan: No library has it all! But the InterLibrary Loan (or ILL) is a service offered by Holman Library for borrowing books and articles from other libraries. InterLibrary Loan requests are free to current GRC students, faculty and staff.

For your research, it is important to search many places.
  • First, start with the books and articles available through the Holman Library.

  • Then, If you find books and articles that the Library does NOT have access to, just request them through Interlibrary Loan.

  • Using Interlibrary Loan increases the amount of resources available to you and helps you become a more thorough researcher.

  • Books and other items that require mailing may take 1-2 weeks.

  • Articles and other digital items may arrive within 2-5 days. Use your email as your contact info and the article will be sent directly to you.

If you need help filling out this form, call the library reference desk at (253) 931-6480.

Other places you can search...

Use the links below to look for books, articles and more beyond our collection:

Why Use Books?

Why Use Books?

  • can get you a historical perspective on your topic to see how it has evolved over time
  • often are written by authors who are experts or have taken the time to do research on a particular subject
  • help you understand the complexity your topic
When you find a book...
  • you do not have to read the whole book! Instead look at the table of contents in the front to find which chapters will be most helpful to you
  • look in the back of the book.  Often there is a list of sources that the author consulted when he or she wrote the book.  You might want to use these sources for your research, too!

Is a "good" book for your research? Be sure you evaluate it!


Want to read a book online?

You can search our collection of over 50,000 electronic books, or ebooks, through the library's One Search tool. Or you can access the ebook databases directly using the link below.

  • You might be asked to enter your student ID# to access ebooks.