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PSCI 4826: Women, War, and Peace

Library research guide for PSCI 4700

Suggested Print Resources for Political Science

Browsing the Catalog

You can perform a subject search in the UNT Library Catalog, A Subject search is often a good starting point. Your results will display the number of titles we have under that general heading, and then under a series of sub-headings, which often focus on specific regions or related items. You can also perform keyword searches. The catalog will look for your search terms anywhere in the library item record (i.e. title, author, subject, notes), allowing you to perform a more targeted search.

When you have located the materials you are interested in, write down the call number and title and check the Call Number Location Guide to find the book on the shelves or present it to a staff person at the Service Desk for help.

Browsing the Stacks

The Political Science books are located on the Mezzanine Level of the Sycamore Library in the J-JZ call number range.

J      General Legislative & Executive Papers

JA   Political Science (General)

JC   Political Theory

JF    Political Institutions & Public Administration

JJ   Political Institutions & Public Administration (North America)

JK   Political Institutions & Public Administration (United States)

JL   Political Institutions & Public Administration (Canada, Latin America, etc)

JN   Political Institutions & Public Administration (Europe)

JQ   Political Institutions & Public Administration (Asia, Africa, Austrailia, Pacific Area, etc)

JS   Local Government/ Municipal Government

JV   Colonies & Colonization/ Emigration & Immigration/ International Migration  

JZ   International Relations


Search Terms for the Library Catalog

For this course project, try using the subject search in the UNT Library Catalog to get books about your topic (a keyword search will only bring back books with that word in the title or catalog record). In this case, Women is not the best subject term, try using your chosen conflict of study, for example: "Boko Haram." Peace Building is also a great subject term for this project to look at case studies from others' projects.

From the UNT Libraries home page, select the Books & More tab on the right side of the blue box, use one of the above search terms in the text box, change the drop down menu below the text box to Subject, and then click the green Search button to the right of the text box. In your search results you will find both print and electronic books and government documents. 

If you have not used governments documents before, these are official publications from government organizations and are excellent primary source materials for this project. Government documents can be research studies, reports, laws, and more! If you need help using or finding government documents for your research, please contact the UNT Libraries Government Documents Librarian or your Political Science Librarian.   

If you need help, please ask your Political Science Librarian or your Women and Gender Studies Librarian!

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