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International Relations: Finding Books

Finding E-Books


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Books Beyond Bobst

If we don't have something you need or our copy is checked out, you can use these tools to acquire a copy.

Search BobCat

Search the library's catalog (BobCat) for books, audiovisual materials, journals, special collection materials, and more.

Browsing the shelves

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Academic libraries that use the Library of Congress Classification Outline (the majority of them) can easily be browsed for serendipitous discovery of wonderful books in your subject area. All you need to know is the call number range to get yourself situated.

Library of Congress Call Number Areas:

  • Political Science: J1-JZ6530
    • International Relations: JZ1-JZ6530
  • Environmental Policy: GE170-GE190
  • Economic Theory: HB1-HC1085
  • International Law: JZ and KZ
  • Law in general, comparative law: K1-K7720
  • Public Aspects of Medicine (Public Health): RA1-RA1270

Keep in mind, many of NYU's books are housed in off-site storage facilities or are online only. You won't find EVERY useful book on your topic by browsing, but it can be a great way to discover something useful that didn't come up in your catalog search.

Call Numbers

The most up to date call number locations in Bobst Library can be found at


Dissertation bibliographies can be very helpful for discovering core literature on a subject. Dissertations themselves are not books