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POL4800: American Dissident Thought (Capstone Seminar): Library Catalogs

Catalog Search Terms

When searching in library catalogs for materials related to dissident thought and movements, there are a number of terms you can use that address different aspects of the broader subject. Using any one of the following in combination with other subject terms like "United States," "History," "Sources," "Case studies," and "20th century" can usually yield good results:

Academic freedom
Aliens / Immigrants
Anti-communist movements
Civil Rights
Civil rights movements
Environmental justice
Environmental protection
Freedom of speech
Freedom of the press
Gay activists
Gay liberation movement
Gay rights
Gay-straight alliances
Green movement
Immigrants - Political activity
Internal security
Labor movement
Left-wing extremists
Minorities - Political activity
National security
New Left
Political activists
Political crimes and offenses
Political participation
Political persecution
Political prisoners
Poor - Political activity
Protest movements
Right-wing extremists
Sexual minorities
Social action
Social movements
Social change
Social justice
Student movements
Students - Political activity
Subversive activities
Tea Party movement
Tea Party Patriots
Welfare rights movement
White supremacy movements
Wise Use movement
Women in the labor movement
Women's rights
Working class
Youth - Political activity
Youth movements

Library Catalogs

Cheng Library Catalog
Contents of the Cheng Library's collection. Offers the convenience of our local on-campus collection, including over 75,000 electronic books. Best for finding secondary works a published collections of primary source documents.

Search other library catalogs in New Jersey. Most useful for identifying items to which you may have convenient access through your public library card. Public library cards usually provide you with walk-in borrowing privileges at every public library and community college in your home county.

Huge union catalog of libraries in the U.S. and other countries; contains over 260 million bibliographic records. The best catalog you can use to conduct comprehensive, thorough searches for books, archival materials, video, audio, and other items cataloged by libraries

Subject Guide

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David and Lorraine Cheng Library
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