Library Catalog Search Tips
AND, OR, NOT (Boolean operators)
Title, Journal Title
Use the KU Library Catalog to find books on your topic.
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 that describe your topic. For more help go to Search Strategy Worksheet (Humboldt St. U.)
Follow the Bibliographic Trail: One proven method for gathering reliable information efficiently is to follow the citations or references from one source to another. The footnotes and/or references in a bibliography can lead you to other sources on the topic.
Browse Topics in the KU online catalog: Search for terms in the "Subjects" field. Then click on a the "Subjects" link to see other books about related topics. Examples are given below:Diplomacy, Human geography, International cooperation, Nationalism.
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