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International Studies/Global Studies Research Guide

This guide is designed to help you start your International Studies/Global Studies research.

Search the Library Catalog

Search the Library Catalog

Books, Audio, Movies, Music and More


Keywords   Subject   Title   Author

 

NOTE: To request items from the library catalog, you must have a 14-digit library card number & 4-digit PIN associated with one of the following credentials:

  • Lone Star College–CyFair Student ID/Library Card
  • Harris County Public Library Card

Tips for Searching the Library Catalog

A few things to remember:

  • Don't include A, And, or The at the beginning of a title.
  • Try using variations of  a word: teacher, teaches, teaching.
  • Check your spelling.

Topics/Keywords

Developing Keywords for Research

Options: Examples:

1. Enter your primary keyword.

china

2. Add one of your specific keywords to narrow the search.    

 

china history

china culture

3. Use alternative spellings and/or synonyms.

chinese territories

4. Mix and match your keywords.

china territories

chinese culture

 

Search Engines

Search tip: Use these Google Custom Search Engines to search for current online documents, publications, and websites from international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or governments:

 





 

Regional Government Information






 

Help With Generating Keywords/Topics

Search Strategy Generator
University of Michigan Library

How to Generate Keywords
The University of Texas Libraries

Search Other Catalogs

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.

Search for an item in libraries near you:
WorldCat.org >>

 

WorldCat.org lets you:

  • Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby
  • Find books, music, and videos to check out
  • Find research articles and digital items (like audiobooks) that can be directly viewed or downloaded
  • Link to "Ask a Librarian" and other services at your library
  • Post your review of an item, or contribute factual information about it

You may need to have an active offline membership with a WorldCat library to view/download content or check out materials through its Web site.

Tips for choosing a topic

  The LSC-CyFair Library building is closed until further notice.

  Online References Services are available while we're closed.

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Harris County Public Library

Lone Star College-CyFair Branch

9191 Barker Cypress Road

Cypress, TX 77433

281.290.3214 - Reference Desk, 1st floor

281.290.3219 - Reference Desk, 2nd floor

CyFairLibrary@LoneStar.edu

LoneStar.edu/library/cyfair.htm