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POLS 203 International Relations: Find Books, Video and Articles

Find Books, Articles and Videos in the Holman Library

Search for books, articles and videos in the Holman library

  1. First, try broad search words relating to your topic, such as: 
  • genetically modified food
  1. Next, try a new search.  Add words to narrow your search, such as any of these terms:
  •  nutrition, safety, legislation, environment, controversy, agribusiness, poverty, small farms, hunger, food labeling, health, rest resistance
  • Example searches:
    • genetically modified food labeling
    • genetically modified food safety
    • genetically modified food hunger
  1. Also, brainstorm synonyms or related terms for search words
  • Example: hunger- food supply, food security, famine, malnutrition
  • Example searches:
    • genetically modified food famine
    • genetically modified hunger
    • genetically modified food malnutrition
  1. Finally, refine your results by source type such as "reference entries," "books," "videos",  "articles," ...etc.

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Note: You can request that books be sent to the Kent, Enumclaw or Auburn SBAC campuses from the Holman Library)

Google Books

Google Books

Find previews of books

1. Search Google Books to find full text or partial text of books online

2. Choose books that indicate "Preview" You may not see entire text of the book, but many of the chapters may be included. You can often find great information in these chapters.

illustration of a Google Books page, with the Preview link highlighted

3. Are there pages missing from your preview that you would like to read?
Make an Interlibrary Loan Request using the following link so that the book can be sent to Green River's Holman Library for you to borrow:
NOTE: this process may take one week

4. To see an example of how to make a request, click below:

Get Books and Articles from Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loans

Get Books and Articles from other Libraries

1. Click on the link above. Enter search words to find books that are owned by libraries across the United States

2. Note down the author, title, publisher, publication date and ISBN number of the book

3. Make an Interlibrary Loan Request using the following link so that the book can be sent to Green River's Holman Library for you to borrow:
NOTE: this process may take one week

4. To see an example of how to make a request, click below:

Movies and Videos from the Library

Streaming Videos

  • Watch entire videos OR just short segments of videos that are relevant to your research
  • Transcripts of videos are often provided as well as citation information

Documentaries - Suggested Sites

Documentaries

Includes thousands of archived films and news footage.  Great for historical research. 

  • Near the top of the page, click the drop-down arrow near "Moving Images" to search the different categories of films
  • Or, in the search box type documentary AND your search topic

Audio - Suggested Sites

Radio Programs or Podcasts

Strategies for Holman Library One Search

Strategies for Holman library One Search

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Image of the One Search search page, highlighting how to use the limiters on the side to carry out a search