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Journals (Print)

When you are involved in research you should include information from scholarly journals. The articles are written by scholars and experts in the subject area.

American Political Science Review

Journal of Politics

Government & Opposition

Political Science Quarterly

Political Theory




Herbie - Card Catalog (link to the online catalog)                                                                                                                                         

eBooks on EBSCO( a collection of electronic books)


EBSCOhost / Academic Search Premier

JSTOR campus access only 



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Professional Organizations & Associations on the Web

American Political Science Association

International Society of Political Science

U. S. State Political Science Association

Southern Political Science Association


Reference Books (Print & Online)

Reference books are a good place to begin a research project. Encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks provide background information and can also point to other resources. Key titles are listed below.This is not a comprehensive guide but it can serve as a starting point.

Encyclopedia of Politics (JA61 .E54 2005)

Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America (JC599 .U5 E53 2005)

Dictionary of Politics & Government (Credo Reference/ Database)

Key Concepts in Political Communication (Credo Reference/ Database)

Essentails of Global Politics ( Credo Reference/ Database)


Ciculating Books

Political Science books from our circulating collection are shelved on the second floor. The table below highlights some major topics and areas of research.


Call Number Range

Political Science (General)


Political Theory


Political Rights,

Political Participation


JF 800 - 1177

Executive Branch

JK 501 - 901

Legislative Branch

JK1001 - 1443

Local Government


Use the library’s online catalog, available at , to search more systematically for books on particular topics.



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