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GPEC 485: The Korean Economy: Finding Books

Course guide for GPEC 485: The Korean Economy

Finding Books

There are many resources to use to find books at UCSD, as well as the broader San Diego, California, and Global Community. Begin by searching ROGER to find books available at UCSD. If there are no hits, you can broaden your search by using MELVYL to search for books available throughout the University of California System. CIRCUIT can be used to do a San Diego-specific libraries such as SDSU and San Diego Public Library. 

You can also search WorldCat. This is a world-wide, consortial catalog of OCLC member libraries that includes over 50 million online records in multiple formats. This is the best place to look for a particular source that is not held in California, or to do a search by subject heading(s) to find materials outside of California.

Helpful Hints

1. Start with WorldCat, the UC San Diego Library catalog.

2. If you don't have an author or a title, start with a keyword searchWhen you discover useful resources from a keyword search take a look at the subject headings in the catalog record. Those subject headings are hyperlinked and will take you to related materials.

   Examples of subject headings:

  • Sustainable development -- Korea (South)
  • Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- Korea (South)
  • Research, Industrial -- Korea (South)
  • Cooperation -- Korea (South)
  • Korea (South) -- Economic policy
  • Finance -- Korea (South)
  • Korea -- Economic conditions -- 1945-
  • Korea (South) -- Commerce

3. If you are looking for something more detailed, look at the subject headings to see the trail. 

 Additional Search Tips


1. Limit search results by language

  •    Once you are in Roger, you can Modify or do an Advanced search. 

2. If an item is labeled [electronic resource] it is likely an ebook and can be accessed online. If you are working off-campus you will need to connect to the network

3. Take note of the item's location, Annex? SRLF? those items are housed offsite and will need to be brought in.Use the Request button to page the book.

4. Try searching in Different Collections

  • All -- Audio Recordings, Books, Digital Images, Electronic Materials (E-Books), Films & Video, Journals & Serials, Maps & Atlases, Reference and Government Documents
  • Films & Videos - many have English subtitles
  • Electronic Materials - includes journals, ebooks, and digital image

5. Try using the trucation by using the asterik