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Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a borrowing service for ECSU students, faculty, and staff that supports scholarly research. Through this service you can request books, articles, and other materials that are not available at the ECSU Libraries.
G.R. Little Library utilizes the Library of Congress classification system. You will find that most books and films related to Political Science and related topics and issues will be shelved under call numbers beginning with J. Use the breakdown provided below to browse the shelves and/or help guide your search for political science related materials at the G. R. Little Library.
J- General Legislative and Executive Papers
JA- Political Science ( General )
JC- Political Theory
JF- Political Institutions and Public Administration- North American
JJ- Political Institutions and Public Administration- United States
JL- Political Institutions and Public Administration- Canada, Latin America
JN- Political Institutions and Public Administration- Europe
JQ- Political Institutions and Public Administration- Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area
JS- Local Government. Municipal Government
JV- Colonies and Colonization. Emigration and Immigration. International migration
JZ- International Relations
Keywords + Connectors = Search
Keywords are the most basic words that define your topic. Don't type normal sentences into a database search box; just use the keywords.
Boolean connectors are words like AND, OR, and NOT. These words specify the relationships between your words.
Often keywords are more than one word. Databases let you put quotation marks around these so that only results with the exact phrase are listed.
Shortening a keyword to its basic root and adding a special character (usually an asterisk "*" or "?") at the end will tell the computer to search for variations on the word.
Searching for politic* will find:
POLITICS, POLITICAL, POLITICIAN
Note: Check the database's help screens to see which truncation symbol it recognizes.
Combines concepts and techniques. The database will search for what's grouped or nested inside the parentheses first.
("rap music" OR "hip hop") AND censorship
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