Put exact phrases in quotes:
Combine key ideas with AND to focus your search:
Expand your search with OR, Use for synonyms and related ideas.
Enter your search terms to find relevant books and book chapters on your subject.
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Click on a book title to learn more about the book and to find relevant Subject Terms that will link you to additional sources on that topic.
Example: My search of women AND STEM returned 157 books, including the title Women of Color in STEM: Navigating the Double Bind in Higher Education. When I click on the title, I find links to the ebook, a description, a table of contents (helpful if I just need one chapter!), and some useful subject terms. See below. Click on images to enlarge.
The next step in the process is to find evidence to support your own argument. Books are a great place to browse for more evidence. Holman Library has a collection of over 25,000 electronic books that you can read online.