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UWRT 100 Critical Reading & Writing: Reference Works & Books

This guide points to library resources and databases for topic research in this class

Finding Encyclopedias & Books

Some encyclopedias are available and can be checked out. Others cannot be checked out. Use the RIT Libraries Catalog to find encyclopedias and books on your chosen topic. The Ideas in Conflict series, Current Controversies, and ABC CLIO  books are publishers and good sources if browsing for topics.

Use the RIT Libraries Search Catalog below to find books on immigration. If you use immigra*, you will find books on variant spellings of immigrants, immigration, etc.

Use the RIT Libraries Search Catalog below to find books.


Check out these ebook databases for more titles related to your topic.

Interlibrary Loan: Books

Many books are available in the library but sometimes you will identify books we have not bought.  Use Information Delivery Service (IDS) to order books or book chapters. This is a free service.

IDS requests usually take 3-5 business days.  When the item arrives you will receive an email.  If it is an entire book it will be available for check-out at the Circulation Desk.  If it is a book chapter it will usually be delivered as a PDF into your IDS account.

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