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Global and International Studies

Searching in Library Search

Tips for using Library Search's Advanced Search feature to find books on your topic in WMU Libraries:

  • If you already know the title or author, use the pull-down arrow to select Title or Author.
  • When looking for books by topic, enter your keyword(s) into the search boxes.
  •  If you are using a phrase in your search, be sure and put it in quotation marks, e.g., "international development"
  • Use an asterisk  *  to pick up variant endings of a word, e.g., global* will retrieve global, globalized, globalization, etc.
  • In the Advanced Search of the catalog you can choose the language of your material. In the classic catalog you can limit your search to a language.

The WMU Libraries uses the Library of Congress (LC) classification for its books.  Because of its peculiarities, you can rarely search in just one call number range for books on interdisciplinary topics like global and international studies.  Use the Library Search to identify books, and if you see a pattern emerging in call numbers, then you can browse print books in that area in the stacks. 

Exlplore Beyond WMU's Library

Use MelCat and WorldCat to identify pertinent resources that are not owned by the WMU Libraries.  You can request items directly through MelCat and through Interlibrary Loan from WorldCat. We will borrow the book(s) from another library and the service is FREE to you.

Overviews of Global and International Studies

Below is a small sample of books on global and international studeis in WMU Libraries. To find more, search in Library Search on the Libraries' home page.