I used to hoard books but somewhere along the way I convinced myself that I really could find the information again if I needed it, and proceeded to donate most of my books. Since then I have needed the information in the donated books only a few times, but always when I was close to a deadline.
What do you do when you are writing a piece to deadline and you realize you don’t have the book you were going to quote from—and you don’t have time to go to the library or your local bookstore?
After figuring out a way to get the information I needed—just in the nick of time (every time)—I started to wonder what other people do to find the exact passage or quote they need, especially if they aren’t willing to buy an e-book, as I often end up doing.
There are many free library…
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