University Library DePaul Library

Search strategies

Search the Library Catalog to find books on your topic:

  • Country names can always be searched as subject terms (Pakistan, Uganda, etc.)
  • Use the terms war AND conflict
  • Use the subject words: Politics and government
  • The word "History" is another useful term to use in your search
  • Check the dates in the subject heading, and check the date the book was published -- but don't use dates in your search