Books and journal articles are the most common way to access scholarly research in this field, but each has advantages and disadvantages. Books take longer to research, write and publish, so the information is not as current as in journal articles, which are shorter and slightly faster to publish. However, because they are longer and take more time to produce, books offer more thorough coverage of a topic, draw on a wider range of preexisting scholarship, and often excel in placing an argument in broader thematic and disciplinary context.
The following partial listing of selected titles begin with some of the print classics you can check out at the duPont-Ball Library and are then followed with more current eBooks. The library has lots more to choose from so be sure to get help if you have difficulty finding relevant resources!