Need research help? Having trouble finding, identifying or evaluating library resources? That is what your CSM librarians are here to do.
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Books may be useful when:
Books may not be useful when:
The CSM library uses Call Numbers to organize books on the shelves.
Call Numbers are a book's shelf address. The combination of letters and numbers tells you where to find it in the library.
When you look up a book on the CSM library web site, you'll find the Call Number on the book info page. Write down this number and match it up with label on the book on the shelf.
Books with call numbers that start with REF are in the reference collection and cannot be checked out.
Books that don't start with REF are available for check-out with a valid CSM Student ID.
If you need help finding a book, ask a librarian!
Articles may be useful when:
Articles may not be useful when:
Currency - How recent are the facts and figures in the book, journal article or website?
Relevancy - How does the information apply to your research topic?
Authority - Was the book, journal article or website peer-reviewed? Does the author listed cited references?
Purpose - Why was the book, journal article or website written?
Think about the source before you cite it.