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News and Current Events Research Guide: Books & e-Books

Provides resources for those interested in News and Current Events.

Library Catalog

Tips for searching

Type keywords in the search field to find books that you are looking for.

If you get too many results, try using the Refine my Results bar on the left to receive more accurate results.

If you cannot find the book that you need from one of our libraries, try searching libraries statewide through UBorrow. Once you perform a search, there will be a link in the upper right hand corner.

E-books

E-books are books that have been downloaded into the library catalog for increased access.  They contain all of the content of a regular book.  E-books contain many useful features that make them easier to use than print books.  Such as:

  • You can access them whenever you want, whether or not the library is open.
  • While your session may expire with an e-book, you can always renew it.
  • Many e-books have a table of contents which allows you to jump to whatever chapter you are interested.
  • E-books have a search bar which allows you to search a word, phrase, or a few words. The search will give you every time the word has been used in the book and will take you directly to those pages.

To learn how to download ebooks onto your computer or tablet see our research guide on the topic here.

Finding Books at PHSC

 

The Library's Books are shelved according to the Library of Congress' classification system.  

Want to browse the shelves?

News and current events constantly change, making finding a book on a current news story impossible. Books take a great deal of time to be written, published and distributed. However, books can provide useful background information on current subjects. You can search for your news or current event through the library's catalog 

The library subscribes to many magazines and newspapers that you can use for your papers and projects. Newspapers are circulated daily and provide the most current information. Magazines may be distributed anywhere from weekly to every four months. 

Reading Library of Congress Call Numbers

Reading LC Call Numbers

  • describes the subject arearead in alphabetical order
  • 66 -  describes the topic:read as a whole number
  • B634- describes the author's last name or title of work: read in alphabetical order, then the number as a decimal
  • 1999  - date of publication:read in chronological order