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International Affairs: Books

Boolean Logic

Boolean Logic allows you to combine keywords to make a search more precise. The three terms are: AND, OR, NOT.

AND - Narrows a search

Example: medial collateral ligament AND therapy: Retrieves articles with both medial collateral ligament and therapy.

OR - Expands a search

Example: medial collateral ligament OR mcl: Retrieves articles with just medial collateral ligament, just mcl, and articles with both medial collateral ligament and mcl.

NOT - Removes a term from a search

Example: medial collateral ligament NOT mcl: Retrieves articles with medial collateral ligament, but remove all articles with any mention of mcl. Use NOT sparingly because you often lose many useful articles.

Finding Books

Ebooks

Ebooks, like the databases, require a student ID for access when you are off-campus.

If you want to only see ebooks you can do a catalog search (keyword), click the modify button and select Material Type as "EBOOKS."

Below is an example using a keyword search "foreign policy AND anarchy" :