European Studies (EURS): Books

Research guide dedicated to European studies and KU courses dedicated to the study of Europe - EURS 500

Selected Books at KU

Europeana

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Before searching the Library Catalog or other databases, take a few minutes to write down all the words that describe your topic. Use these words in keyword searches. For more help with search strategies use the Search Strategy Worksheet (Humboldt St. U.)

One proven method for gathering reliable information efficiently is to follow the bibliographic trail of citations from one source to another.  Just as internet links take you to other pages or sources recommended by a site's webmaster, the author of a book or article provides a series of notes and/or references in a bibliography designed to lead you to other sources on the topic.

Search by topic: Enter one of the terms below into the search box and then select Subject Headings from the drop down menu: European UnionInternational relations, World politics, Diplomacy, International cooperationHuman geography, InternationalismRegionalism,Nationalism, Right-wing Extremists - Europe

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The European Library 

Search Strategies

Identify Keywords:  Before searching the Library Catalog or other databases, choosing the right keywords is essential.  Take a few minutes to write down all the words or phrases that describe your topic.  Use these words in keyword searches. For more help with search strategies, follow the links immediately below.

Follow the Bibliographic Trail:  One proven method for gathering reliable information efficiently is to follow the citations or references from one source to another.  Just as internet links take you to other pages or sources recommended by a site's webmaster, the author of a book or article provides a series of notes and/or references in a bibliography designed to lead you to other sources on the topic. 

Can't Find Books on Your Topic?  Some content on a topic can be hidden in small chunks within general works.  For example, there may be a few pages or paragraphs on the rusalki in W. F. Ryan's book Bathhouse At Midnight: An Historical Survey of Magic and Divination in Russia.

Still Can't Find Books Your Topic?  Use Worldcat to searching the library cataolgs of other universities; then request to borrow the books through our Interlibrary Loan service.

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Can't find books on your topic?  Search WorldCat to find books in other  major research libraries.  Then request to borrow the books through KU's Interlibrary Loan service.

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