Once you have identified the main topic and keywords for your research, the next step is to find sources of background information. This is especially important if you are unfamiliar with the subject or not sure how to approach your topic. Background information can be found in textbooks, dictionaries, general and subject-specific encyclopedias to name a few and can give you ....
A few politics-related resources that you might find useful include:
To determine which books are available at the Queen's University Library search Omni, the library's search tool. It is a searchable database that lists materials (books, journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, government documents, maps, microfilm and much more) found in all the libraries at Queen’s.
Enter your search in the Search box
When searching for books on a topic, rather than for a specific title or author, use one of the keyword search options. Keywords are taken from many parts of the catalogue record including the title, author, subject headings and table of contents fields.
A keyword search -- as explained above -- works much the same way as a search in a web search engine; "AND" is assumed between your keywords. A keyword search using Boolean operators allows you to combine your search terms manually and usually retrieves more precise results.
Example: a keyword boolean search in Omni for results about 'what effect poverty has on the health of the elderly' could be phrased as:
(poverty or poor) and (elderly or aging or aged) and health?
The book's full record provides you with:
There are thousands of electronic books (or "e-books") available at Queen's Library. There are several ways you can locate them.
You can also search e-book subscription packages directly. The following collections are particularly useful for research in Politics: