Q. I don’t have time to read an entire book or eBook. Why would I want to use one for my research?

How can I use a book for research without reading the entire thing?


A book inherently provides more depth and detail than an article. Additionally, you don't need to read an entire book to cite a portion of it. The table of contents and index are useful in deciding what parts to read. Just as you might only read one article in a journal or magazine, you might only read one section or chapter of a book.

Remember that, anytime you use someone else's ideas, you must cite your source!


  • Last Updated Nov 18, 2020
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  • Answered By Emily Perdue

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