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How To: Use Books for Research: Table of Contents

This guide outlines how to evaluate and use books for research projects.

Table of Contents

The Table of Contents appears at the front of a book and gives a list of the chapters or sections in a book, usually with the corresponding page number.  The table of contents may give a general idea of the topics covered in the book as well as how the book is arranged (e.g., chronologically or topically).