Depending on the topic that you select to write about, circulating books will be useful to gather information from after using reference books to get an overview of your topic.
When you locate books in the online catalog, check to see if a content note and/or table of contents is listed in the catalog. This will give you an idea of what is covered in the book. There are other criteria that you should know about before deciding to use the book. For example you should know something about the: