A beginner's research guide for political science.
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2014
This guide is designed to help LMU students and faculty find and access resources in Political Science. Explore the tabs to find helpful information on where to find background information, books, databases, and more. Please contact me using the email link to the right at any point in time. I'm here to help!
Below you'll find the most used resources for Political Science. Find more resources on the Background Info, Books, and Databases tabs.
- Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Access to statistical information compiled by federal and state governmental agencies, business and trade groups, independent research organizations, and universities.
- Columbia International Affairs Online
Full text international affairs collection, containing a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals, and policy briefs.
- Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.
OneSearch+ is a single search box that allows researchers to look for books, articles, primary and secondary resources and relevant collections at the same time. It does this by accessing an index of a majority (but not all of) the library's collections and holdings.