Tip 1: If the catalog record of a book has a "Preview this item" button, click on it to preview the book.
Tip 2: Once you have located a book on your topic click on the subject headings of the catalog record. This can lead you to additional books on the same topic.
Tip 3: Look to see if the catalog record has a summary or table of contents of the book and is available in other editions.
Tip 4: If a record says networked resource it is usually available online.
Tip 5: When doing keyword searching try combining keywords/pharses. Be aware of the differences between board and narrower search:
african americans and civil rights movement vs bus boycott and civil rights movement