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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 the library owns on the Lancaster campus that present opposite viewpoints on a wide variety of controversial topics. 

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

Opinions throughout history wide range of insights into long-standing issues that Americans are most concerned about, and those that have encouraged vigorous debate among politicians and citizens at large. Using carefully chosen original documents that cover a wide time span, Opinions Throughout History weaves a thoughtful and easy-to-understand analysis of how public opinion is formed and evolves, starting the discussion at an historical, seminal moment, and ending with where we stand today.

Counterpoints is a book series the library owns that presents varying viewpoints on a variety of biblical topics. (e.g. baptism, women in the church, the rapture, etc.) Counterpoints books can also 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.

You can also click on the hyperlinked SUBJECTS located in the catalog. Clicking the hyperlinked subject will open a new window with all the library holdings of that same subject.

Browse for Books

Each Branch library is arranged according the the Library of Congress Classification system. Once you know the general area where books on your topic are kept, it can be very effective to browse the shelves. How to read a call number

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

Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

Physical Copies: All issues are shelved alphabetically by Journal Title at the Lancaster branch:

  • ​Horn Book Magazine          
  • Horn Book Guide
  • Journal of Reading              
  • Books & Culture