.Look around. Where's the book? What kind of books are immediately beside it? What's above it and below it?
.Pick it up and feel of it. Turn it over in your hands. Thumb through it. Smell it, if you like. It's an old fashioned "object", but it's still useful as hell.
.Now down to business. Start at the end. Look at the "index". See anything related to what you're looking for?
.If the index is good for you, flip to those indicated pages and start scanning for your terms. Read the topic sentences. Get a feel for where it's going and what it's saying about your topic of interest.
.Maybe it doesn't even have an index. In which case, flip to the front of the book. Look at the table of contents. Do any of the chapters hit on your concerns?
.If so, go to the chapter and read the first couple paragraphs. Then scan the topic
.Alright. Good. Take down some information. What pages did you use? Write this down. Write down the title and author or editor. Get all your necessary citation information.
.Now look around again. Look at the books beside the one you started with. Similar topics? Yeah? Pick up another likely looker and
Listening: Steve Earle's Copperhead Road