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Old 06-04-2009, 01:47 AM
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Where do I get summaries of books?

I have a question about books. Does anyone know where one can get a summary of a book? I heard that you can get a summary of books online? We have literally days to read several books about theorists and compare and contrast and write how their theories fit into our personal lives. It would be SO nice, for this intense summer school, if I could access the summary of these books. I appreciate any information.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:55 AM
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I have needed to do this a few times and used

http://www.bookrags.com/

It seemed to have everything I needed to know
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:47 AM
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How do I get it to give me a summary of a particular book? For example, I have Contingencies of Reinforcement by B.F. Skinner. It is a 297 page book. I would like a condensed version or summary of this book, for example.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:41 AM
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DeBora not sure if they have them but I always used coles notes for literature...I am just not sure if they would have them for the books you are looking for...also don't know if it is available online...did you ask a librarian????

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Deb, here's the problem. We can't ask the librarian because we are asking for a condensed summary of the book that our professor is wanting us to read in its entirety. However, this is a 4 week course so we are trying to find shortcuts that the professor would not approve. He also teaches this course in the spring when the student have 4 times more time to read this material. I know there is an online "cheat" source because I have had students who had to write a paper on a book used that source. I always warned them to be careful in taking these shortcuts. Now, at the end of the educational road, I find myself in need of these very resources and wish I had written them down. lol

Where do I go to find Cole's notes?
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:09 AM
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DeBora I think they are called cliff notes in the states...I think coles is only in canada....most major book stores like barnes and noble carry they....you could also try sparknotes.com.....hope you can find what you need....I know I turned to them in 4th year literature....

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Sorry that in't on the list there . I will have a look round for you
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Yes, I have heard of Cliff Notes. Sandie posted this link, which is exactly what I was looking for: http://www.ehow.com/how_4847098_find...summaries.html

However, none of the books that I have are on the list. Bummer. I guess I have a full weekend on my schedule.
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My sis n law sent me this a while ago, but I have not used it.
"I came across this great website and wanted to share it. it's called Bookbrowse.com. Check it out! "
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DeBora try this link...

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/art...?artid=1333812

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