A book is a longer publication focused on one aspect of a topic. The introduction to a scholarly book usually offers an overview and is an excellent place to start your research. Books can be primary, secondary, or tertiary sources. Due to their length, books take longer to publish than articles. Scholarly books go through the same peer-review process as articles. The publisher will be a clue as to whether the book is scholarly or for general readers. Our library has books in print, online, downloadable, and even audiobook formats.
Ivy tech has printed books in the library, as well as hundreds of thousands of eBooks. All these formats can be found in IvyCat and Discover. You can also search the individual databases of eBooks.
If you don't already know the author or title, begin searching for books by using the key words of your topic. When you find a book you like, examine the subject tags in its catalog record, and use these to find other books.
Combining Subject searches with Key Words will give you the best results, because informatics is not a subject tag. Subject tags related to suggested Informatics courses paper topics are:
Books in the library can be checked out of the library if they are not on Course Reserves. You will need the call number to locate them on the shelves or to request them from library staff. Guide to call numbers
Ebooks can be read directly from your browser. Depending on the vendor, some portions of eBooks can be downloaded to your device, or printed.
Read books from EBSCO, Ebook Central, and Skillsoft simply by clicking on the link in our library catalog record. To make notes, save and organize your reading lists online, create a free account with each service.