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CES 101

Using Search It to Find Scholarly Books

You can use Search It, the WSU Libraries Catalog to find a scholarly book related to your course topics. You will especially want to look at who is publishing the book. To do this, click on the book's title on your results page, and scroll down to the Details section of the full record. You will look under the Publisher field.

Many scholarly books are published through university presses, such as:

  • University of Chicago Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • University of Illinois Press
  • University of Toronto Press
  • Columbia University Press

As you search for and read scholarly books, you will become familiar with other large academic presses, including, among many others:

  • Routledge
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Springer   
  • Sage
  • Rowman and Littlefield                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

If you are not familiar with a particular scholarly press, Google the publisher's website. Often you will find information for authors on that site, including the submission and peer review process for the press. 

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