Popular Searches

Getting Started

The following resources can be a helpful place to start at the beginning of the research process.

Political Science reference books

Online Resources

  • Credo Reference: A great starting point for research projects. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.
  • Discovery Search: Search books, e-books, and articles in one place.

Articles

The following databases and journals are useful places to search for Political Science related articles. Contact a librarian if you would like more information on how to search for articles on your specific topic.

Databases

  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO): Covers a wide range of academic disciplines, with more than 8600 periodicals available in full text.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals: An interdisciplinary database of free, full-text, scholarly journals.
  • JSTOR: A full-text archive of over 400 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Issues from the past three to five years may not be available.

Journals

Search for journals that cover Political Science-related topics by using our Publication Finder tool. You can search for specific journals by title, subject, and more.

Get articles from other libraries

If you cannot find a full-text version of the article you need, request it through interlibrary loan. Interlibrary loan is a free service that allows you to borrow books and articles from other libraries.

Books

Books from Lane Library

Search for books in our collection through Lane Library’s catalog. You can find books with Political Science specific subject headings below:

Books from other libraries

WorldCat: Search for books not available at Lane Library and borrow from other libraries for free through interlibrary loan.

Conlon, Peter

Assistant Librarian - Access Services

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