Books convey in-depth information, increase your knowledge, and aid in the credibility of your writing. To effectively use books, review the table of contents, read the introduction, and go directly to the relevant chapters. Use portions of books, and master the art of skimming, to pinpoint where exactly in the book you need to read deeply. Search within ebook texts using keywords to jump directly to sections that are relevant to your topic. Popular ebook databases are bulleted below.