Guide for Political Science 381, Fall 2014 taught by Professor Mika LaVaque-Manty
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2015
Find books in Mirlyn, the library’s catalog
Find things that are in the library’s collection
– Books (including e-books)
– Journals (including e-journals)
– Data Sets
- Search for books by keyword, subject, title, author, etc.
- Put phrases in quotation marks: "hurricane katrina"
- Use an asterisk for truncation (any ending of a term): communicat* will find communication, communicates, communicating, communicator, etc.
- To search for ANY of a group of terms, use OR and parentheses: (movies OR film OR cinema)
- To search for ALL terms, use AND: violence AND movies
- Combine the above strategies: violence AND (movies OR film OR cinema OR "motion pictures")