Check the following books in our Reference collection, particularly at the outset of your research. They will give you good information to help with context as you frame your topic:
Human Rights in the United States: a Dictionary with Documents Ref. 342.73-CART
Encyclopedia of Terrorism Ref. 303.625-KUSH
Countries and Their Cultures Ref. 306.02-COUNT
World Encyclopedia of Peace Ref. 327.1-WORLD
Encyclopedia of World Poverty Ref. 362.5-ENCY
Our library's online catalog points you to the physical location and availability of print books on the shelves as well as to audio-visual resources, such as e-books, in the Carlyle Fraser Library. For help searching in the catalog, or finding useful subject terms for your topic, please see or email a librarian. Most library materials may be checked out for three weeks, except for Reference materials, which may be checked out overnight.
Part of the info you will need is provided when you click on the title of the item as a search result inside the catalog. The numbering system for the location of items on the shelf is the Dewey Decimal System:
The sources that Gale Virtual Reference Library offers in eBook format include multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks, company history compilations, consumer health references, and specialized reference sources. Subjects covered include arts and humanities, biography and genealogy, business and industries, general and consumer interests, government and political science, health and medicine, law, science and technology, and social sciences.