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ENGL B1A: Incarceration Nations: Finding Books

This guide focuses on the book Incarceration Nations and topics related to it such as: the school-to-prison pipeline, racism in law enforcement, the War on Drugs, and the prison industrial complex. It was created for Professor Alexander's ENGL B1A course.

Using the Library Catalog

Books can be found in the library's General Collection, or the white-labeled book shelves. Use the call number to find the book on the shelves. You can check out 20 general books at one time. Each book can be checked out for 3 weeks, with up to two renewals of 3 weeks each.

Some books are found in our E-Book collection, so they are available online and not in print on our shelves. Clicking on the book title will take you to a page where you can click on the "Click here for access" link and use the "PDF Full Text" option to read the full book.

You can access the BC Library Catalog by clicking on the first link below, and access the library's E-Book collection by clicking on the second link! 

Finding Books on the Library Shelf

Call Number= the address of the book on its spine

The signs on the end of the bookcases only refer to first two lines of a call #.

Pay attention to "collection" on the book entry in the catalog:  

REFERENCE= Green-labeled bookcases

GENERAL= White-labeled bookcases

Once in correct aisle, read call number, matching one line at a time, until find the right book.  Browse the shelves around it for possibly more books on your topic.

The U.S. Prison System

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.

Prison Systems Outside the U.S.

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.

Mass Incarceration

The links below are subjects in the library catalog that might be helpful for this theme. Click on the links to see a list of books on that subject that you could check out.