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ENV322: International Environmental Policy

Finding Books in LibrarySearch

To improve your search experience and gain access to advanced features, always begin by clicking the Sign In button pictured below. 



Sign In button located in top right corner of LibrarySearch interface


Once you have signed in to LibrarySearch you can: 

  • Update your profile to be sure you will receive important library notifications
  • Check due dates, place holds, review item requests, and pay fines
  • Renew your borrowed items 
  • View your search history
  • Access saved search results and citations
  • Create alerts to keep up to date on new publications

Please note: LibrarySearch times out after 30 minutes of inactivity, automatically signing you out and resetting itself to the default search page.


To search for an exact book or article, search with quotations around your title phrase. See an article title search demonstration


LibrarySearch interface highlighting the title entered with quotations

If searching with quotations around your title phrase is not successful, try using Advanced Search with the following settings:

  • Select "Title" from the first drop-down menu
  • Choose "is (exact)" from the next drop-down menu
  • Enter your title phrase without quotations
  • Select your preferred item format

Advanced search interface with arrows indicating first drop-down menu set to title, second drop-down menu set to the phrase "is exact", the title entered without quotations, and item format set to All items


Tips and Tricks

Search Terms

This course focuses on the ways in which states negotiate and implement international agreements addressing global environmental issues. This provides you with a number of different search terms.


When searching for books, use the same method that you would for searching journal articles. Combine keywords using AND, OR, NOT.

Combine specific subject keywords with more general terms, such as  "sustainable energy sources AND wind" in the library catalogue and then refine by publication type and year as seen below. Other subject keywords you may want to consider include:

  • Pollution prevention
  • Waste diversion
  • Forest conversation
  • Food security

Also, consider subject terms derived from your readings, lecture, and the syllabus.


Suggested Titles