After you read background information on your topic, find books for more detail. Information about recent topics (less than 2 years old) is more likely to be found in magazines and journal articles rather than books.
Are books good sources? Why should I use books?
The Tri-C librarians spend a lot of time choosing items to add to the library's collection. We check on the same things we expect you to when you choose sources. Is the information current? Is it relevant? Who wrote it and what do we know about them? What is their point of view? Is it biased?
Books and media not available in a Tri-C library may be requested from OhioLINK or SearchOhio.
You will receive a message in your Tri-C email account when the requested item is ready for pickup at the Tri-C Library's Circulation Desk. Requested items will be held for a limited time.
Delivery time: 3 to 5 business days
We organize books in the Tri-C Libraries using the Dewey Decimal System (DDC), which groups information into ten major classes, listed below. For a detailed DDC list, click the document at the bottom of this box.
|000 General Reference, Information
|100 Philosophy & psychology|
|300 Social Science|
|500 Natural science & mathematics|
|600 Technology (applied sciences)|
|700 Arts & Recreation|
|800 Literature (including books by specific
authors and about authors and their works)
|900 History & Geography|
The Tri-C Libraries classify fiction within subject areas.
NOTE: Subject areas highlighted in yellow above are found on the 2nd floor of the library.