Globalization:  A Research Guide to Resources in the Princeton University Library

Main Catalog of Princeton University Library

The Main Catalog, found at the top of the Library homepage, is essential to finding Princeton's access to the individual journal articles and books, data, manuscripts, and other resourceswhich will be identified in the specialized indexes listed below.  It also is very important in finding .

When you have an exact title of a book or a journal, an author's name which should be entered last name, first name, or a call number, the first search screen works well and intuitively.  The subject search on the first page is for the exact and formal Library of Congress term.  Plain language often doesn't work here.

But to find a book or overall journal which is about a particular topic, you can enter words in everyday terms on the GUIDED search screen.  Be sure to mark "as a phrase" where that is what you mean.  When you locate books and journals on a topic using everyday language, you can then click LONG view, and see what the formal Library of Congress terms are for your topic.  Double clicking on those terms will bring up other books Princeton holds on this subject.  Also, these formal Library of Congress Subject terms can be used in the RLIN and WorldCat shared catalogs of dozens or hundreds of libraries.  When you are doing extensive research, materials you identify in this way can be requested through Princeton's Interlibrary Loan service.  See the main library web page to connect to this service.

Examples (Counts taken August 2003):

  • On GUIDED page, Globalisation or Globalisation found 1726 records
  • same, Globalization in SUBJECT found 1015 records

  • same, Globalization in SUBJECT and Democra? in all fields found 63 hits
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Page last updated  1 August  2003 in the Social Science Reference Center of Princeton University Library.