To find books on a particular subject, use a keyword search on the library catalogue. For example:
Keyword searching often retrieves a large number of results. You can limit your search by using and adding more keywords to retrieve resources that have both words in the record. For example:
politics AND development
"political science" AND theory
Use OR to broaden your search to find material related to similar keywords in the one search:
"political science" AND (theory OR practice)
Refer to the search tips for details on how to search on the library catalogue effectively. These tips also work with databases.
Another way to navigate the catalogue is to use the hyperlinked subject headings in item records. Once clicked on, these headings will show you related subjects around your area and the all the books that the library has related to that subject. Refer to the image below.
If you can't find what you're looking for or an item is unavailable in the catalogue try the following options:
Below is a list of links to subject headings that will take you to books relevant to politics in Australia.
Below is a link to subject headings that will take you to books relevant to politics in the USA. There are over 480 subcategories of subject headings so you might need to scroll along to find the exact heading that is relevant to you.
Below are a number of links that will be useful in tracking down literature on current concepts and trends in American politics: