Always start here with the library's computer catalog. These are the books that we own, in print and electronic. These books are a fabulous source of in depth information on your country and a great place to begin a research project. Use ADVANCED search and put the country of interest as a SUBJECT. Use the LIMITS listed to put in dates and format specifics.
*Truncate keywords: For example, use politic* to get political/politics/politically.
Don't make any typos! This isn't Google!
Think of LINK+ as many OSCARs all searchable as one. That is, in fact, what it is. You can find out what many libraries in California have. If you find a book in one of these libraries that we do not have here (or that is checked out) you can request it right there on the computer. Book requested this way arrive in 3-5 days. You pick them up at the Circulation Desk.
Use the limit option. Limiting to recent years decreases the number of hits.
Truncate keywords: For example, use politic* to get political/politics/politically.
Direct the computer to searching for your words in the subject field by prefacing the individual keywords with d:
A good search statement for a book on politics in Poland, for example would look like this: d:poland and d:politic*