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ENGL 836 Sumstad: Find Books

A Library Subject Guide for beginning research on the topics of Immigration and Regulating Substances.

Access the Library Catalog

The Peninsula Library System Catalog includes books from libraries throughout San Mateo County.  

To access and search the catalog you will need go to the library's homepage and select the Books tab. Once selected, type in the keyword (e.g. your topic) that you are researching then select the Go button.




Gale Virtual Reference Library

Use this collection of electronic reference books, such as encyclopedias, to find background information on your research topic.

Books in the General Collection

Reference Books

Reference works are a good place to begin your research, as they generally provide background information and often cite longer, more authoritative research works on the topic.

Tip: keep an eye out for important words and phrases to try in your keyword searches.