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Writing 720K 16S Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Finding Books

Books/e-books for academic writing

The Duke Kunshan Library has a number of print books and e-books on academic writing and citation.  Click on the links for more titles.

Here are just a few examples:

Finding Book Chapters to Request through Interlibrary Loan

Here are the steps for finding and requesting a chapter of a book that is not available in the DKU Library:

Use the Duke Libraries search at,  Once you find a book you think might be useful, click on the title of the book and then check to see if there is a table of contents given in the catalog page.  If so, copy the title of the book, title of the chapter you need, and page numbers.  Use this information to complete the interlibrary loan request,  For example, you could request Chapter 6 from this book through ILL:

Finding and using ebooks

As you search the library catalog for books, you will find lots of ebooks (see below). Click on the  button to access the book online. 

For help using ebooks, refer  to the library's getting started guide to reading, downloading, and using ebooks.

More in depth information about print limits, transferring to mobile devices, online reading and special features is available on this comprehensive eBook guide.

Reading a call number

PR Find the PRs.
6063 The numbers following the letters are read as a whole number. Ex. 6063 comes after 6055. 
.C335 For the next part of the call number, go to the letter(s) and then treat the number(s) as a decimal. Ex. .C335 comes after .C3
Z42 Read the next line's numbers as a whole number. Z42 comes before Z46
2006 The final number, if included, is the year of publication.This book was published in 2006.