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Use this guide to begin your research for your essay on Fisher v. University of Texas

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Why Use Books:

Use books to read broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic. You can also use books to find primary sources, which are often published together in collections.
 

Where Do I Find Books?

You'll use the library catalog to search for books, ebooks, articles, and more.
 

What if MJC Doesn't Have What I Need?

If you need materials (books, articles, recordings, videos, etc.) that you cannot find in the library catalog, use our interlibrary loan service.

Background information articles

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in unless you are already signed in to Canvas or your email.

For more overview articles, search concepts and cases in the Gale Virtual Reference Library (see link below).

Examples of search terms:

  • Gong Lum v. Rice
  • Grutter v. Bollinger
  • Equal protection clause
  • Reverse discrimination

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These eBooks are accessible from any device that accesses the Internet. Find more eBooks as well as print books in the library catalog (see column to the left).

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Research 101: Need More Research Help?

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Citation Styles

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