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PS470 Tutorial in International Political Economy: Searching

To highlight resource tying globalization issues to historical and current development of international institutions and multilateral treaties in the regulation of the world economy and environment.

Create A Keyword List

The right keywords help to effectively search catalogs, databases, and the Internet.

- Compile a list of keywords that represent each concept of your topic.

    - Use more specific terms when searching databases versus catalogs.

    - Look for additional terms in your search results.

    •  Add these to your list.

    - Search Google Books for keywords in the title, table of contents, subject headings, and text of books.

    - Use the Library of Congress Authorities and Vocabularies thesaurus

    •  to find variations of keywords and subject headings.

      Conduct multiple searches (RE-search) in various databases.