Browsing the Shelves
Books covering religion, society, economics, history, politics and government can be found in several areas of the library. Here are the breakdowns by Dewey Decimal numbers and location:
Second Floor of the SLC
Third Floor of the SLC
Searching the Catalog
The SLC's Worldcat@SU catalog is a great place to search and browse for books online. Here are some effective ways to search for books on political topics.
The catalog's default search setting is a basic keyword search:
This often brings up lots of results, many of which may not be useful for your assignments. Instead, try limiting your search results by using the filters located to the LEFT of every list of search results. They can help you narrow a search that has too many results or too many irrelevant results. When there are many options for limiting in a category (usually seen with the topic and author limiters) only some will initially display. Click "show more" to see additional options.
When you are doing research, you may find a book, score, DVD, CD, or article you need that is not in our collection. If this happens, you can request it through Get It!. Our library will either borrow the item from another library on your behalf, or we will purchase it, depending on information you provide.