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CORE 192: War, Peace, and Nonresistance (Joe Liechty): Finding Books

Finding a book on your topic hints and tips

Use the Library Catalog Search box below

(Note: this is the same search box that is in the middle of the screen on the library's homepage.)

  • Limit your result to just books [you will see the limiters on the left side of the page]
  • Suggestion: it might be a good idea to focus on books that in the library.  You can limit your books to just those items in the library using the limiters to the left OR you can use the "In the Library" search found on the homepage of the library.
  • Suggestion: Try to get books that are at least 2-3 years old or older.  Why? A brand new book will not have a lot of substaintial reviews pusblished yet.   

Good Library Search

Search for an item at Good Library:


Option: Advanced Search

Book Reviews

See the Book Reviews Subject Guide

For this class, you can safely ignore book reviews from the following publications:

  • Booklist
  • Choice Reviews
  • Kirkus
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly

These reviews aren’t substantive and won’t be useful to your project.


If you want to talk to a librarian about this course, you can:

  • chat with a librarian using the chat box or in the library, Monday-Friday 9a-5p, Sunday-Thursday 7p-10p or
  • email the instruction librarian for this course, Matilda Yoder.