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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library
Secondary Sources will have more specific information about your topic.
Books and journal articles are examples of Secondary Sources.
- Secondary source books, also called monographs, are full-length books written by scholars which present a new interpretation or thesis based upon a synthesis of primary sources, scholarly journal articles, and other secondary sources.
- Secondary sources usually have a bibliography of materials for further study, including primary sources, journal articles and other secondary source books.
Find Books in RhinoCat Library Catalog
RhinoCat is the Library's automated catalog of books, ebooks, and other library materials.
- Doing a keyword search for your particular piece of legislation will generate the most results.
- When you identify a book that looks useful, click on the book title to open the book's full record.
- Scroll down to Subject(s): and click on a subject heading to find other books with the same subject headings.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Browse shelf to see books that sit to the left and right on the shelf.
If you have any questions, see
Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, or Mr. Previti
OR email us at
We're here to help!
Tips for Citing Books / eBooks in NoodleTools
PLEASE NOTE: Do not copy and paste complete citations from electronic sources. NoodleTools cannot generate footnotes from copied and pasted citations.
For a new citation, click on +New Source.
To cite a book, first choose the NoodleTools option that best describes where you found it:
- Database = an electronic book found in a Taft Subscription Database such as ACLS Humanities e-Book.
- Choose Book.
- You must provide the permanent URL for your source. Look for any of the following on the page: permalink, persistent link, stable link, durable link, "Get link",Cite, or Citable Link.
- Choose the name of the database, using the pull-down menu under My library's databases.
- Complete information about the book (author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date).
- Website = an electronic book found on the Internet using a search engine like Google.
- Choose Book.
- Copy and paste the URL for the book from your browser address bar.
- Enter author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date. If there's an ISBN, search that number to get the information about the book.
- Print or In Hand = a book in the Reserve collection behind the main desk or found upstairs in the Main collection.
- Choose Book.
- Using information in the book, enter author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date.
Note: Print and electronic books can also be cited in NoodleTools using the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) . For a print book, look for the ISBN and associated barcode on the back cover or on the back side of the title page. If you don't find it, a library staff member can help. Books published before 1967 won't have an ISBN.
If you have any questions, Mr. Padgett or Ms. Taylor are happy to help!