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PHIL 109 What is Democracy? (Mueller): Books

Finding books

NUSearch, Northwestern University Library's search tool, can be used to find books and other library resources.   To search for books, it is best to click on the "Books, Images, & More" tab; otherwise, you are likely to be overwhelmed with articles.

Sample Searches:

"ninth amendment"

"ninth amendment" OR "9th amendment"

slavery AND constitution

equal protection AND same sex marriage

or if you want to get really sophisticated: ("ninth amendment" OR "9th amendment") AND (privacy OR sex*)


It's also possible to click on "browse search" and browse titles, authors, or subject heading strings.   Some subject headings that may be useful:

Representative government and representation -- United States

United States. Constitution 9th Amendment

United States. Constitution 14th Amendment, etc.

Firearms -- Law and legislation -- United States

Gun Control

Same-Sex Marriage

Eminent domain -- United States

Reference Librarian and Subject Specialist

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Bill McHugh
Library 2625
Subjects:Classics, Philosophy

Office Hours

I'm regularly available in the Philosophy Department's Brentano Library (Kresge 3520) from 12:00 - 1:00 on Mondays, and in the Classics Seminar Room (Kresge 4364) from 4:00 to 5:00 on Tuesdays. I'm also always happy to meet in my office in the library by appointment: just click on the link above.