The Perkins Libraries purchase materials which support the teaching and research interests of Duke University. As a general policy, the Perkins Libraries do not purchase undergraduate textbooks for the collection. Graduate level materials may be added to the collection on a case by case basis if the materials support long term research or cover new, emerging research areas.
Textbook Definition: “An edition of a book specifically intended for use of students who are enrolled in a course of study or preparing for an examination on a subject or in an academic discipline…sometimes published in conjunction with a workbook, lab manual, and/or teacher’s manual.” ODLIS —Online Dictionary for Library and Information science by Joan M. Reitz , Libraries Unlimited (Last updated November 19, 2007).
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