Google Books allows you to search within the contents of books in ways a traditional library catalog cannot. This it a good way to locate a specific chapter or reference within a book that is useful to your research. When you find a good book on your topic, be sure to check NUsearch to see if Northwestern owns a copy of it.
Probably the best way to approach searching for books in NUsearch is to start with a keyword search.
The proper subject heading for World War I is World War, 1914-1918 and for World War II is World War, 1939-1945.
These headings can be further subdivided by topics, such as:
The main war headings can also be subdivided by specific country:
You can also try country-speciific headings subdivided by themes and time periods like:
You can request items from Chicago campus libraries be sent up to an Evanston campus library directly through NUsearch!
To place your request from the item record in NUsearch, simply click on the “Sign in to request” link next to the item, log in to your account, and follow the instructions.
UBorrow allows you to search for and request an item in real time from nearby CIC institutions with a guaranteed 12-week loan if NUL does not own it or it is currently checked out.
Feel free to suggest a purchase, too!