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IS 483: Suggestions for finding books

Guide to library resources for IS 483: Studies in US Policy Making: The Middle East in the 21st Century

A few books, including eBooks

Search the library catalog @ VMI and beyond

Suggested keywords or subjects

​Sometimes the most obvious search terms are not the ones that will give you best results. Below are the official subject headings for some people, places and events that you may be researching. Try them out!

  • Truman, Harry S
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D
  • Kennedy, John F
  • Johnson, Lyndon B
  • Nixon, Richard M
  • Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Bush, George, 1924-
  • Bush, George, 1946-

  • Sinai Campaign, 1956
  • Eisenhower doctrine
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.

  • Israel. Treaties, etc. 

  • Middle East Peace Accord
  • Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988
  • Islamic fundamentalism (also can add country name)
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Chemical weapons
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • IS (Organization)