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English 123 - Library Research Checklist: Books

Library resources, services, and strategies

Library Catalog Search

What's in the CNU Library? To find books, e-books, media materials, and masters' theses - use this box!


Finding Reviews

Use these Guides to help you find book, movie, and play reviews.

Step-by-step directions are provided.

Book Reviews

Movie / Film Reviews

Play Reviews

Issues & Controversies

When searching the library's catalog, be on the look-out for book series like:

"Current Controversies"

"Global Issues"

"Opposing Viewpoints"

"Contemporary World Issues"

Cite What You Find!

Cite what you find - avoid plagiarism! 

Use these -

CNU citation guides - choose MLA from the list

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Style Manual: Strunk and White, The Elements of Style


Search for materials from libraries anywhere in the world ....

Curious about local libraries?

Use other library catalogs to locate resources - be sure you have a VTC card before you visit!

As a CNU student, you can borrow materials from other area college and university libraries that belong to the Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) for Higher Education. 

BEFORE you go to another library,
pointer graphic       get the VTC card
from the Circulation Desk in the Trible Library. 

You must present the VTC card and your CNU ID at the library in order to borrow materials.  The VTC cards are free and good for one semester.

Trible Library provides links to other websites to aid in research and is not responsible for the content or privacy policy of those sites.