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When to Use Books
Books, whatever their format, are a good source for:
- detailed background or historical information on a topic
- detailed analysis of a topic
- providing a perspective of change over time
- putting the topic into context with other issues, such as politics, society, or the economy.
Find books at WNC Library (Classic Catalog)
To locate books about an author, search for his/her name as a keyword. If you are looking for critical interpretations or analysis, you may want to add the term "criticism" to your search. If you are searching for the title of a book, short story, or poem, input the title in quotations, such as, " The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" or "The Yellow Wallpaper."
Finding books on the library shelves
All college libraries in Nevada use the Library of Congress Classification System to organize their books. Books are arranged A - Z, with each letter corresponding to a subject. To find books on this topic, go to the following areas:
Finding Books on the Library Shelves
Look at the video below for a short explanation of how to locate a book on the library shelves.
Contact the Library:
Carson City Campus Library
2201 W. College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703
Main: (775) 445-3229
| Beck Library, Fallon Campus
160 Campus Way, Fallon, NV 89406
Main: (775) 423-5330