Search the library catalog for books
Note: The library catalog and the library's databases offer the best search options.
- From the library homepage, enter a few keywords that relate to your topic, e.g. hong kong and protest and use the drop-down menu to select "catalog." The library catalog offers many more options for searching.
- Once in the catalog, you can "Limit your search" by format, date published, era, etc.
- You can also use the drop-down menu in the library catalog to search by exact title (if you have one), or use the Subject Browse feature to browse books by Library of Congress subject headings. See subject searching, below.
Some suggested searches
- Search by keywords, e.g. "color revolutions" or Tunisia AND Egypt AND protest.
- Search the series title, "Social movements, protest, and contention"
- Try a subject search for "Government, Resistance to > (country name)"
- Unarmed Insurrections byKurt Schock compares, along with other examples, the successes of anti-apartheid in South Africa and the people power movement in the Philippines with the failures of the pro-democracy movement in China and the anti-regime challenge in Burma. Unarmed Insurrections looks at how these methods promoted change in some countries but not in others, and provides insight into the power of nonviolent action.Winner of the American Political Science Association Comparative Democratization Section Best Book Award"