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Political Science

Selective List of Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Online Reference Databases

Information and Handbooks of World Nations

Encyclopedia of World Constitutions
K 3157 .E5 E53 2007 (Ref)
Arranged alphabetically by country, this 3-volume set provides detailed information about each nation: constitutional history.

Political Handbook of the World : Governments and Intergovernmental Organizations
JF 37 .P6
This book examines, in alphabetical order, the governmental organization and politics of each country in the world

Statesman's Yearbook : The Poliics, Cultures and Economies of the World
JA 51 .S7 (Ref)
Offers up-to-date snapshots of the countries of the world, including key historical events, population, climate, social statistics, constitution, government, recent elections, current administration, international relations, economy, industry, and trade.

The Big Picture

Use encyclopedias and other reference books as an alternative to the Wikipedia.  They will provide you with a good overview of a topic and entries usually give you references for further reading. Try this one:

International Encyclopedia of Political Science

Cover of the book International Encyclopedia of Political Science

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