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Political Studies: Find Books

Searching Books & E-Books


To search for books on a topic, choose the Books tab, choose Keywords from the dropdown, enter your keywords, and search. 

To find a specific book using OneSearch, choose the books tab and enter the title in quotation marks. 

Using the Book Catalogue - Tutorials

See some instructional videos to help you navigate the library catalogue 
Using the Advanced Search screen: here, and here
Making the best use of catalogue results: here, and here
All of the video tutorials can be located on this page. 

Make the Catalogue Work for You

What's the Magic Word? 
When you search in the library catalogue using either a Basic search, or an Advanced search try to use the most explicit, discipline-specific, or technical vocabulary that you can think of in order to focus the catalogue’s attention on your topic.
For example, instead of searching “politics”, try terms like:
Arab nationalism
Christianity and politics
Communist state
Political satire
Political violence
Social contract
Stability, political
Television and politics
Vapid and inexact search terms are the adversary of the discriminating researcher. Unfortunately, the catalogue’s typical reward for a cloudy, nonspecific search is opaque ambiguity.
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Political Biography & Autobiography

E-Book Political Biographies.
Search them by "Title" in the library catalogue.

Alva Vanderbilt Belmont: Unlikely Champion of Women's Rights

Anna Howard Shaw: the Work of Woman Suffrage

Black revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

A Communist Odyssey: the Life of József Pogány/John Pepper

A Decisive Decade: an Insider's View of the Chicago Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement: the Biography of an Insurgent Woman

From the Jaws of Victory: the Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement

George Norris, Going Home: Reflections of a Progressive Statesman

The House By the Side of the Road: the Selma Civil Rights Movement

I Respectfully Dissent: a Biography of Edward H. Nakamura

A Jewish Life on Three Continents: the Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

King : A Biography

Malcolm X: The FBI File

Lord Mansfield: Justice in the Age of Reason

Outrage: An Anarchist Memoir of the Penal Colony 

Political Woman: the Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick

Rule of Law Versus Rulers of Law: Justice Barnabas Albert Samatta's Road to Justice

Sasha and Emma: the Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman

Swimming with Cobras [South Africa]

A Woman in Both Houses: My Career in New Mexico Politics

Working for Peace and Justice: Memoirs of an Activist Intellectual 

Numerous other political biographies are available.
See the library catalogue Advanced search . In one of its' drop-down fields choose “Subject (any word)” and type in – political science biography. Another search to try is – biography & autobiography political.
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Mao Zedong on Politics and War

 "Politics is war without bloodshed,
while war is politics with bloodshed" 

Mao Zedong (1893-1976)
To find works on Mao, search Mao, Zedong in OneSearch Advanced.
Use the dropdown to search him as a Subject to get books about him.
Change the dropdown to Author to find books he has written.