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POLS 320: Democracy in America (HC)

Political Science 320: Democracy in America (McGovern) Fall 2020

Identifying Relevant Books

Use the Tripod catalog for your home institution  Icon    Icon     to look for all books (print and digital) owned by your college as well as the print titles at the other two schools.  

The following searches are a sampling of possibilities.  To find materials on a topic, try doing a keyword search in the Tripod Catalog to find relevant materials and then use the subject headings assigned to those titles to find more books.  Note that all these searches are in the Books+Media channel.  In examples #1 and 4 below, using keywords [Any Field] (rather than subjects) will pick up results from chapter titles.

  • (progressive* OR activis*)" [Any Field] AND (city OR cities OR urban OR metropolitan OR local) [Any Field] AND politic* [Subject]   Icon    Icon   
  • (voter* OR voting OR "political participat*") AND (mobiliz* OR regist* OR organizing OR alienation) AND  "united states"  [Subjects]  Newest titles first    Icon    Icon   
  • (prison* OR incarcerat*) AND (reform* OR politic* OR policy OR policies ) AND "united states" [Subjects]  Limited to publications 2010-2022 Icon    Icon   
  • (squatter* OR squatting) AND (politic* OR homeless* OR housing) AND "united states"  [Any Field]   Icon    Icon   
  • (youth OR young) AND politic* AND "united states"  [Subject] AND (activis* OR protest*) [Keyword]  NOT history [Subject]  Newest books first  Icon    Icon   

**  Try opening a search above and replace one of the topics with your research interest.

Beyond the Tri-College Collections

An important place to look for many materials not owned by the Tricollege Libraries. This combined library catalog contains more than 1 billion titles owned by libraries around the world. Many of these items are available to you though interlibrary loan.  Use the  button to place requests.