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Inquiry Based College Research LAN 305: Finding Library Materials

Expository Essay/Argumentative Project Assignment

Opposing Viewpoints is a user-friendly book series held by the Lancaster campus' Jones Library.  Each title presents a variety of opposite viewpoints centered on a specific issue (e.g. abortion, gay rights, child welfare, free trade, gun violence, mass media, refugees, social justice etc.) 

To find these books search the library catalog using the terms "opposing viewpoints."

Counterpoints is a book series the library owns that presents differing viewpoints on a variety of biblical topics. (e.g. baptism, women in the church, the rapture, etc.). Counterpoints books can be found by searching "views on" and a theological issue. (example search: "views on" and hell)

Tips for finding more sources: 

Once you have found a book/eBook or article that suits your research needs, check the bibliography of that source for more information.

Once you have found a book/eBook that suits your research needs, click on the hyperlinked SUBJECTS located in the catalog. Clicking on a hyperlinked subject will open a new window showing all of the library holdings that have that same subject heading. 

Browse for Books

Each locations' library is arranged according the the Library of Congress Classification system. Once you know the general shelf area where books on your topic are kept, it can be very effective to browse the shelves.

Literacy                                                Poetry

Literature                                            American women and literature

LC Call Numbers for Browsing by Subject

Literature. Drama.   PN 1600 - PN 3307            Biography   PN 2205

English literature   PR 1 - PR 9680                    Greek literature   PA 3050 - PA 4505

American literature PS 1 - PS 3626                    

Magazines, Newspapers & Journals

All issues are shelved alphabetically by Journal Title:

​Horn Book Magazine           Horn Book Guide

Journal of Reading               Books & Culture


LBC OneSearch

LBC OneSearch is a single search box experience that allows you to search for books, electronic books, journal articles, and sources of other formats all simultaneously. Here's how to retrieve only electronic books using LBC OneSearch:

To limit your search to electronic books, go to the column on the left side of the screen: "Refine Results." Under heading "Limit To" select the box: Check Full Text at LBC.

Book Review Assignment

You can limit your ATLA Search results to reviews by checking the Reviews box under Source Type.


Library Catalog (Books and Media)

The library catalog is the search tool to retrieve books, videos, kits and items in other formats held in the libraries at all the LBC locations.

Search LBC OneSearch (Basic Search)