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HST 110: World Civilizations I (Rine)

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Using Books for Research

1. Find out the key elements of the book: 

  • Take notes on the title
  • Take notes on the back cover information
  • Take notes on the table of contents
  • Take notes on the index to find out key elements of the book

2. Clearly identify the author's argument or main points:

  1. Read the introduction
  2. Read the conclusion

3. Start skimming the rest of the book

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