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Political Science

Useful resources for politics, political science, and public policy

Recommended Databases

  • Academic Search Premier
    Great multidisciplinary database with lots of fulltext, popular and scholarly articles. Remember if you don't see the fulltext, use the "U Get It" button to find fulltext elsewhere.
  • Proquest Research Library
    Like Academic Search Premier, a great multidisciplinary database with lots of full-text available.
     
  • Index to Legal Periodicals
    Full text plus expert indexing of the most important legal journals and books. Users will appreciate international coverage and access to scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews, and more. This is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals, and others involved with the law.
  • Web of Science
    Indexes leading journals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. Allows cited reference searching.
  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) 
    The Catalog is a search and retrieval service that provides bibliographic records of U.S. Government information products. Use it to link to Federal agency online resources or identify materials distributed to Federal Depository Libraries.

Also, see this list of other databases useful for Political Science research (includes newspapers, videos, statistics and law): http://libguides.usd.edu/az.php?s=121324

Where's the full-text?

If you want to find a specific journal, search the Journals List by journal title. 

If the library does not have access to the title you are looking for, you may order a copy of the article via Interlibrary Loan.

**(How do I sign up for Interlibrary Loan?)

What is U Get It?

Can't Locate Your Article Online?

**Use the U.Get It button available from most databases to locate the entire article online.

**If the article is available online, click on the Article or Journal links.

**If your article is not available in print or via another research database, request it using Interlibrary Loan.

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