When browsing the library catalog, it is a good idea to try out different word combinations, i.e. keywords, phrases or subject keywords. Here are helpful tips to search the library catalog.
Keyword Search - use when getting started and you only have broad concepts or terms.
(Ex. Islamic Empire)
Author or Title Search - use when you know the author or title of a book
(Ex. The Muslim world 1100-1700 : early sources on Middle East history, geography and travel)
Subject Search - use to find very specific results based on the subject words.
(Ex. Religious life -- Islam -- History)
Call No. Search - use when you have a call number or want to view a call number range.
(Ex. KMC145.W64 T83 1998)
For more advanced research, use the "Advanced Search" page and enter different keywords, phrases or subject heading into separate fields.
Consider experimenting with the following subject headings in the library catalog.
United States -- Military policy
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1993-2001
United States -- Military policy -- Economic aspects
United States -- Military policy -- History
National security -- United States -- Decision making
National security -- Research -- United States
National security -- Persian Gulf Region
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and legislation
Terrorism -- Prevention -- International cooperation
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Influence
United States -- Foreign relations -- Iraq
Obama, Barack -- Influence
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2009
India -- Foreign relations -- Pakistan
South Asia -- Foreign relations -- United States
Russia -- Foreign relations -- United States
China -- Foreign relations -- United States
European Union -- United States