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JOUR289J - Probing War: Investigative Narratives and American Conflicts

Guide to Library resources designed to support students taking JOUR289J.

Using WorldCat UMD

  • Launch WorldCat UMD
  • Click on Advanced Search.
  • Change the drop-down menu entry from Keyword to Subject.
  • Enter subject terms. Sample subject searches to try (in Advanced Search) are listed in the box below.
  • Set the "Audience" to Not Juvenile and the "Language" limit to English.
  • Click Search.
  • Use the options on the left-hand side of the results screen to further narrow your results by type of material, year, subject, etc.
  • On your results list, click on the item title of interest. From the record that appears: 
    • Look for the green View Online icon to determine if an electronic version is available.
    • Look at the “Availability” section to determine if the item is at College Park and if it is checked out, otherwise unavailable, or on shelf. NOTE THE LIBRARY that holds the item!
    • If the title is not available through UMD campuses or electronically, click on "Request Item" to request a copy to be sent from another library.

Sample Subject Terms To Search

Here are some sample subject searches to try (in Advanced Search in WorldCat UMD) that represent some of the themes covered in this course. NOTE: This list is NOT comprehensive, but is meant to give you an idea of the types of subject searches you can try:

  • Afghan War Press Coverage
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Drones
  • Embedded War Correspondents
  • Foreign Correspondents
  • Iraq War Mass Media and the War
  • Mass Media and Propaganda
  • Mass Media and War United States
  • Mass Media Censorship
  • Persian Gulf War Press Coverage
  • Press and Politics
  • Social Conflict Press Coverage
  • Terrorism Press Coverage
  • Vietnam War Press Coverage
  • Violence Press Coverage
  • War Correspondents
  • War Crime Trials
  • War in Mass Media
  • War Press Coverage
  • Women in Combat

Need Help Locating Library Materials?

Use the links below to learn more about finding your book on the shelf.  Once you've found your books you can check them out at the circulation desk with your UM ID card.

WorldCat UMD Sample Advanced Search Screen

WorldCat Advanced Search Screenshot