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POLI 395 : National Security Policy of the United States: Welcome

Dr. Sunil Dasgupta

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Online catalog search strategies


You may search the online catalog typing a: keyword, author, title, or subject.

  • To search by keyword, type in your phrase
  • To search by author, type last name in first
  • To search by the title of the work, type the exact title of the work
  • To search by subject, use Library of Congress Subject Headings (at Reference Desk)

Once you have located materials, you will need to write down the call number and location to retrieve item from the stacks. Remember to check the "Status" column before you go to the shelf.


If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us for assistance.

Use Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

USMAI libraries may not have all the materials you need for your research paper. If you locate sources that are not available in the System Libraries, you may request them through interlibrary loan. 

Look for the   button to send a direct request to ILL (ILLiad) from any database or Worldcat.

                  Login using your username & password. First time users are required to register in the ILLaid system. 

                  To use the ILL service you will need to use your 14 digit barcode and last name to access the InterLibrary Loan database (ILLiad). 

It can take up to a week or longer to receive requested materials, so start your research early!


                  Book requests require you to indicate in the note field of the request form the location you prefer for pickup of the book. The

                  location may be the Priddy Library or your home institution library

When the item comes in, you will be notified by e-mail

Some items will be available electronically in your ILLiad account; others you will pick up at the Circulation desk

LOGIN to ILLiad to enter information for a request, to check the status of a request, or to request a renewal.  

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