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Country Studies Research Guide

This guide will assist you with researching country information, national and international activities, and events. Listed in this guide, you will find suggested resources such as electronic databases, selected Internet sites, and print materials.

Online Library Catalog


You can find books and eBooks by using the search box provided above to search the Online Library Catalog. The catalog is a list of all the print resources the library has (including print books, print journals, video games, audio books, and more) and also includes a record for most of our eBooks.

Example search:

  • Chile and "human rights"

How to use the Online Library Catalog  |  Search Tips


Search WorldCat for books held in the Shapiro Library, in libraries in the U.S., and around the world.

What is WorldCat?

Browse for Print Books

Books are arranged on the shelves in the library by subject. We use the Library of Congress Classification System to assign call numbers to our materials so that materials on similar topics are next to each other on the shelves and patrons and staff can easily find what they need. You need to know a book's call number in order to get it off the shelf in the library.

Are you an online student who can't get to the library in person? Request a print book be mailed to you!