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Population Studies   Tags: demographics  

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Ebook databases

Search through these databases to get access to Ebooks. After you have identified your keywords for your search, you can enter them into the search boxes in the following databases: 


Google Book Search


Reference Books

A selection of recent Reference books held in the USP Library. These are available for library use only.

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Atlas of Global Development - World Bank Group Staff
Call Number: Ref G 1046 .E1 W5 2011
ISBN: 9780821385838
Publication Date: 2011-04-16

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Atlas of the World - Oxford University Press Staff (Editor)
Call Number: Ref G 1021 .G461 2012
ISBN: 9780199829958
Publication Date: 2011-11-17

USP Library Catalogue and Other Book Sources

The online catalogs are used to find books in the library. You can look for a book by title, author, subject, or keyword. 

Try searching the following sites using keywords to find books on your topic.

  • Laucala Campus Library Catalogue
    Use this link to go directly to the catalog to search collections at USP.
  • Ebook Central
    Ebook Central is a site that USP subscribes to that gives you access to online eBooks in dozens of subjects. Once you select a book, the search function of this site allows you to search within the eBook to immediately find information on your topic.
  • Online free books and journals
    Use this page to connect to online sites for free books that you can read online.

Finding Textbooks on Reserve for your Courses

Follow these steps to locate textbooks on closed reserve for your courses:

1. Go to the Laucala Campus library catalogue.

2. In the lefthand corner box under "Find Information" click "Closed Reserve." 

3. Select your course from the dropdown menu (i.e. UU100) and click ok.

4. A list of your textbooks that are held at the main issue desk will display. 

5. Write down the call number of the book you need and take it to the main issue desk. Items can be used for two hours in the library, and some items can be taken out overnight. 


How to Use Subject Headings to Search Population Studies Books

Subject Headings are assigned by the Library of Congress and may not be the same word you would use to describe your topic; if you're unsure of the subject heading for your topic, begin with a keyword search.


Some useful subject headings for Population Studies are:

Heading: Population
Non-preferred Term: Human population
Human populations
Population growth
Populations, Human
Broader Terms: Economics
Human ecology
Narrower Terms: Overpopulation
Human settlements
Human population genetics
Demographic transition
Cities and towns -- Growth
Education -- Demographic aspects
Baby boom generation
Rural population
Stable population model
Age-structured populations
Generation X
City dwellers
Generation Y
See Also: Demography
Reference Notes: see also: subdivision Population under names of countries, cities, etc., and under ethnic groups
Cataloguer Notes: UMI business vocab. (Population growth)
Note under Overpopulation
Scope Notes: Here are entered works on the characteristics of human populations, especially with reference to the size and density, growth, distribution, migration, and vital statistics, and the effect of these on social and economic conditions.

Some recent books on Population Studies from the Catalogue

This is a selection of items recently purchased by the USP Library. Check our Catalogue for other books on this subject.

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Essential Demographic Methods - Kenneth W. Wachter
Call Number: HB 849 .4 .W33 2014
ISBN: 9780674045576
Publication Date: 2014-06-23

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International Handbook of Rural Demography - László Kulcsár (Editor); Katherine J. Curtis (Editor)
Call Number: HB 2371 .I58 2012
ISBN: 9789400718418
Publication Date: 2011-10-20

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Population and Development - W. T. S. Gould (Editor)
Call Number: HB 884 .G68 2009
ISBN: 9780415354479
Publication Date: 2009-01-14

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