This guide is designed to be help with the research paper in Professor Morel's Politics 360 class in the Winter 2020 term -- specifically to help identify appropriate sources.
The library's catalog, accessible through our homepage, can be used to find out what print and online books are available to W&L researchers. Here are some suggestions.
If You Know a Book's Author or Title
Select Browse Search ( you may have to choose "Advanced Search" to see this) and then use the drop-down menu to:
If You are Searching for Books on a Topic
If you are using the basic "Simple Search" (or "Search Everything"), a drop-down menu will be activated which allows you to select "Books Only."
If you are using "Advanced Search," you can select "Books Only."
You can combine words or forms of words that appear in descriptions of books. Some examples of starting points:
To find an academic/scholarly book about a particular person (a biography),
Select Advanced Search and then fill out the search form as in this example:
Consider the author(s).
Consider the publisher.
Consider others' judgments.