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IR 332: The Quest for Peace

Required Reading

Subject Headings vs. Keywords

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Subject Headings

Subject headings are tags that identify books on various topics. In order to identify subject headings, try doing a keyword search for a country and a phrase (for example, "political violence"). Follow the subject links in the catalog to find books on that topic.

Try doing a subject search in a library catalog for the following topics:

  • Conflict management - International cooperation
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Intervention (International law)
  • Peace (followed by country name)
  • Peace-building
  • Peaceful change (International relations)
  • Peacekeeping forces
  • Security, International - (followed by world region or country name)
  • Country name - conflict management
  • Country name - history
  • Country name - history - civil war
  • Country name - politics and government

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