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Sociology: Globalization


Find Books & Documents using the Library Catalog

Library Catalog search tips:

  • Combine your topic's concepts in your topic with AND:    
    globalization AND environment AND China

  • Combine synonyms for the same concepts with OR:  
            globalization AND (environment OR pollution OR toxins) AND (China OR Asia)

  • Use quotation marks around phrases:  "human rights"


Searching the Library Catalog: 

Start at Swem Library's home page (

  • In the Catalog box, click Advanced Search.

  • Type in keywords:

        Example searches:

    • globalization AND "human rights"

    • globalization AND "moral and ethical aspects"

    • globalization AND "political aspects"

    • globalization AND education

    • globalization AND (economy OR capitalism)

    • 'non-governmental organizations' AND environment

  • Click Search.

  • On the results screen, limit to Books. 

  • For highly relevant books, click the Details button to learn new or better subject headings to use as new search terms.

  • For highly relevant titles, check for which library owns it, where it's located, its call number, its format (print book, e-book, government document, film, etc.).

  • Ask at the Research Desk for help in locating the items you want!