Search the library catalog for books

Note: The library catalog and the library's databases offer the best search options.

  1. 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.
    library homepage search with drop-down menu
  2. Once in the catalog, you can "Limit your search" by format, date published, era, etc.
  3. 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

  1. Search by keywords, e.g. "color revolutions" or Tunisia AND Egypt AND protest.
  2. Search the series title, "Social movements, protest, and contention"
  3. Try a subject search for "Government, Resistance to > (country name)"

Selected Titles