While doing public policy research you'll spend much of your time consulting journals, databases and websites, but books can also be valuable resources. This page will help you create effective searches, search the library's catalog, and retrieve the books you find in the catalog.
Click on the links below to help you with the following tasks:
Create an Effective Search
Search the Library's Catalog
Retrieve the Books You Find in the Catalog
Try building a search using these three types of keywords:
TOPIC KEYWORD+ PUBLIC POLICY KEYWORD + PEOPLE OR PLACE KEYWORD
|Tribe Keyword Examples||Public Policy Keyword Examples||People OR Place Keyword Examples|
|Euthanasia||Government Policy||United States|
|Higher Education||Social Policy||Europe|
|Immigration||Government and Politics||Oregon|
|Unemployment||Public Administration||Native Americans|
Euthanasia + Public Policy + United States
Poverty + Public Administration + Oregon
Unemployment + Government Policy + Rural
Go to Search the Library's Catalog
1. Go to the library's home page.
2. Click on the "Advanced Search" button.
3. Click "Search for: Everything." Click "Search Scope: WOU and Summit."
Enter your search terms (see "Create an Effective Search" for help).
Click "Search" (with magnifying glass).
4. Limit your search to Print Books and eBooks by clicking the check boxes.
Click "APPLY FILTERS."
Go to How to Retrieve the Books You Find in the Catalog