Books and other Library materials can be searched using the Online Catalog. Books for Country Studies are categorized by country within sections D-DH (World history and history of Europe, Asia, Africa, etc.) and G-GT (Geography, Anthropology, Folklore, and Customs). There are two categories of books in the Library: general and reference. General books can be checked out and are often used for more in-depth research. Reference books do not circulate but can be useful for acquiring an overview on a topic. Reference books are located on the upper floor of the Library and circulating books are in the "Stacks" on the lower floor.
The Library maintains a collection of instructor reserve materials. These consist of textbooks, videos, and supplemental course materials that instructors have put in the Library for student use. To find what materials are available for a specific class, search Course Reserves in the Online Catalog. It is best to search by "Course Number" (ex. POLS 101) in that an instructor other than yours may have placed an item on reserve. Materials can be requested at the Periodicals counter and generally must be used in the Library on a two-hour loan period. Photocopy machines are available for 10¢ a copy.
A few select general and reference titles for Country Studies are listed below.