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Political Science: Searching the Library Catalog

Searching for your materials

Search for Political Science materials in the library catalog by using searches like the examples below:

Subject search
The subject searches below are examples of the searches you can perform.  Searching by subject means that your search words will only be searched against the subject headings of the book or video. This allows for fewer more relevant hits. Some relevant subject headings are listed below.  Click on one and it will launch a search for that subject in the catalog.   

Keyword search 

Keyword searches look for your search words anywhere in the database. This allows you to conduct searches when you are unsure of a subject heading.  It allows you to search more than one concept in the same search.  For example you may wish to search for books which mention both George Bush and Bill Clinton. Quotes allow you to search for you words in a specific order so "conservative party" produces fewer results than conservative party. Only use quotes when word order is important.


Harper College students also have access to materials from over 75 other academic libraries through the I-Share catalog.