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Principles of Public Policy (762:210:02; 833:210:02;843:210:02)): Finding Books

This guide is designed to help you find resources to complete your papers for this class, Spring 2018


(a) EZ Borrow - Can't Find the book at Rutgers


General Tips for Using the Library Catalog

  • Use AND to combine your concepts, e.g., climate change and policy
  • Use OR to combine synonyms, related terms, e.g., domestic violence or family violence
  • Use the *  (asterik)  to search for the root word and any ending, e.g., parent* will retrieve parent, parents, parenthood, parenting.
  • Look at the subject headings on the full record for an item-these can help you generate new keywords, concepts, etc.
  • Try using the Advanced Search to combine keywords and subject headings, author and title, etc.

Specific Search Examples

Keyword searching-use Keyword (from pulldown menu)

  • social security and (policy or history)
  • homelessness and united states and history
  • environmental policy and united states and history
  • housing policy united states and history
  • mentally ill and care and united states and history
  • older people and government policy
  • poverty and government policy and united states

Subject heading search-use Subject (from pulldown menu)

  • child  welfare united states history
  • social security united states history
  • veterans mental health services united states
  • environmental policy united states history
  • poverty government policy united states history

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