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Political Science

Bibliographic Guides

These bibliographic guides recommend research and reference materials, and may also suggest ways of doing research in political science.  Use these guides to find seminal books and scholarly articles on your topic.

Helpful Guides

Information Sources of Political Science
Z 7161 .I543 2005
This guide provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of political science reference sources for researchers, librarians, and students.

International Bibliography of Political Science
Z 7163 .I64
Beginning in 1952, this annual volume (part of UNESCO's International Bibliography of the Social Sciences) offers citations to the year's scholarship in the field of political science.

New Handbook of Political Science
JA 66 .N49 1996
Includes a collection of articles each written by an expert in the field on the discipline of political science and on various subfields such as political theory; articles include a substantial list of references.

Oxford Handbook of Political Science
JA 66 .O97 2009
Provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior; comparative politics; international relations; political economy; law and politics; public policy; contextual political analysis; and political methodology.

Political Science: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources
Z 7161 .Y75 1990
This volume provides descriptions of over 800 major resources in the field of political science and its subdisciplines, including such works as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, statistical sources, organizations, biographical sources and yearbooks.

Political Science Journal Information
Z 7163 .M37x 1990
Published by the American Political Science Association, this guide enables scholars and students to determine which journals contain articles on research related to their fields of inquiry.

Guide for Political Science Majors

Presents essays on topics of interest to serious students of political science--hypotheses, laws and theories; case studies; hints on writing dissertations; the dissertation proposal; and professional ethics.

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