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Kinesiology and sports research guide for TWU students, faculty and staff.

Books vs. Articles

Books vs. Articles

Books provide:

  • Provide basic information on a topic
  • Provide introductions and summaries

Articles provide:

  • The newest research on your topic
  • In-depth information on a topic

How to Find a Book

1. Visit the TWU Library Catalog to begin with an advanced search.

2. Change the Resource Type to Books.

3. Enter your search terms into the search fields. If you have more than one term, enter each separate term into a new line.

4. If a book in your results looks interesting, click Details to view its table of contents and determine whether it will be useful for you.

5. If you did not get any results, try using broader or fewer search terms. If you got too many results, use more specific or additional search terms.

There are multiple ways to search for the same topic, so try different combinations of search terms. If you still are not happy with your results, Ask a Librarian for help!

Can't find your book?

If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for, try one of the following options.