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A Guide To...Peace & Conflict Studies

This guide is a starting point for research in Peace & Conflict Studies. The guide includes recommended resources and tips for effective research.

Finding Books for Your Research

Try exploring the Holy Cross library catalog for books related to your topic. If Holy Cross does not have a book you need, you can use WorldCat to search for books from other libraries and then request these books through Interlibrary Loan.

Search tip: Search for books by either Keywords or Subject Headings. Start with a Keyword search and identify some relevant books. Then look at the subject headings for those books. You can follow the subject heading links in the catalog to find similar books, or you can use the terms in the subject headings to identify other keywords to try. 

Example Keyword Search: 
Women's lives Afghanistan

Example Subject Headings: 
Women -- Afghanistan -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Women's studies -- Afghanistan.

Locating Books

Books at Holy Cross Libraries are arranged by Library of Congress Call Number.

At Dinand, call numbers A through G are on the upper (Mezzanine) level. Call numbers H through Z are on the lower (Ground) level, with a few exceptions. Call numbers beginning with "M" are located in the Music Library and “Q, R, S, T” are in the Science Library. 

For research in Peace & Conflic Studies, you may find books in several different areas of the library. For example, anthropology books often have call numbers beginning with GN. The D, E, and F sections have many history books and the H section has books about many of the social sciences.

For more information about Library of Congress Classification, please see the Library of Congress' Classification Outline and check out this tutorial.

Dinand Stacks Map

Dinand Mezzanine Level
  Dinand Ground Level