ENGL 127 Research Writing: Social Sciences (Wilber)

The Podcast Project: For students enrolled in English 127 with Ari Wilber

Holman Library Catalog

Search for books with the Holman Library One Search.

Wondering what to type in the search box?

 Use combinations of relevant keywords to find books on your topic. For example:

  • "sentencing reform"
  • race AND prison
  • "restorative justice"
  • "juvenile justice system" AND (education OR High school)

Look for Subject terms:

ebooks at Holman Library

Searching Ebook Collections

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.

  • You can search for these electronic books, or eBooks, in the library catalog (see instructions below), or you can try searching your topic in ebook databases directly. 

Beyond our collection: Interlibrary Loan

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 Books?

Use a library's catalog to find books and other items owned by that library.

What's in a book?

Books may offer:
  • In-depth discussion and analysis of a subject
  • Historical background on a topic
  • A range of points of view on a subject

Books will also help you:

  • Focus your topic
  • Find leads to more information on your topic

Books may be:

  • Print
  • Digital

Books may be for:

  • The general public
  • A scholarly.audience

Sample books in Holman Library