Political Science Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
Check out these resources first (also see the Primary Sources research guide).
  • American State Papers (1789-1838)
    Full-image database of legislative and executive documents of Congress. Continued by U.S. Congressional Serial Set.
  • Congressional Publications
    Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1976)
    Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Preceded by American State Papers.

Locate data and statistical resources for research in this discipline.

  • U.S. Political Stats
    Data from all three branches of U.S. government, including Supreme Court decisions, floor votes, presidential performance, and other measures. Browseable by data type, policy, and government branch, and features maps and data visualizations.
  • ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
    World's largest archive of computerized social science data, provides abstracts and data.
  • iPOLL
    Database contains survey questions and answers asked in the US over the last 70+ years by more than 150 survey organizations. Create a personal registration for access to full features.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest)
    Provides statistical tables and charts covering various aspects of social, political and economic conditions of the United States.
  • Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
    Searches U.S. federal government (1974-present), international intergovernmental (1983-present), state government and privately published documents (1981-present) that contain statistics. Many tables are available online as images or Excel files.
  • China Data Online
    Includes monthly and yearly reports on national, regional, and local macro-economics, as well as statistical yearbooks and census data.
  • China Statistical Yearbooks (1949 to present)
    Digital repository of statistical and census data published officially by the mainland Chinese government.

Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA) (Marx, Karl, 1818-1883.) Frost Library; HX276 .M27684

Karl Marx : greatness and illusion (Stedman Jones, Gareth, author.) Frost Library; HX39 .S74 2016

A vanished ideology Frost Library; HX550.J4 V36 2016

Marxism and problems of linguistics (Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953, author.) Frost Library; HX550.L55 S73 2013

Oneida : from free love Utopia to the well-set table (Wayland-Smith, Ellen, 1966-) Frost Library; HX656.O5 W39 2016

Thomas Pogge and his critics Frost Library; JA71 .T525 2010

The voices of the people in late medieval Europe : communication and popular politics Frost Library; JA75.7 .V65 2014

On the state : lectures at the Collège de France, 1989-1992 (Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002, author.) Frost Library; JA76 .B673413 2014

State and politics : Deleuze and Guattari on Marx (Sibertin-Blanc, Guillaume, author.) Frost Library; JC261.D39 S5313 2016

European identity in the context of national identity Frost Library; JC311 .E974 2016

Nations and nationalism (Gellner, Ernest.) Frost Library; JC311 .G48 2008

Nationalism in Asia : a history since 1945 (Kingston, Jeff, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; JC311 .K56 2017

Prisoners of geography : ten maps that explain everything about the world (Marshall, Tim, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; JC319 .M2744 2015

A genealogy of sovereignty (Bartelson, Jens.) Frost Library; JC327 .B245 1995

Dynasties : a global history of power, 1300-1800 (Duindam, Jeroen Frans Jozef, 1962-) Frost Library; JC330 .D85 2016

The size of nations (Alesina, Alberto.) Frost Library; JC364 .A39 2003

Democracy in decline? Frost Library; JC423 .D43988 2015

The sleeping sovereign : the invention of modern democracy (Tuck, Richard, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; JC423 .T76 2016

Rethinking antifascism : history, memory and politics, 1922 to the present Frost Library; JC481 .R4638 2016

Russell Kirk, American conservative (Birzer, Bradley J., 1967-) Frost Library; JC573.2.U6 B533 2015

Strangers in their own land : anger and mourning on the American right (Hochschild, Arlie Russell, 1940-, author.) Frost Library; JC573.2.U6 H624 2016

The religion of democracy : seven liberals and the American moral tradition (Kittelstrom, Amy, author.) Frost Library; JC574.2.U6 K57 2015

Politics against domination (Shapiro, Ian, author.) Frost Library; JC578 .S44 2016

If you can keep it : the forgotten promise of American liberty (Metaxas, Eric, author.) Frost Library; JC585 .M475 2016

Free speech after 9 (Gelber, Katharine, author.) Frost Library; JC591 .G45 2016

Social dimensions of privacy : interdisciplinary perspectives Frost Library; JC596 .S63 2015

Republic (Plato.) Frost Library; JC71 .P35 1992b

Seneca : a philosopher in politics (Griffin, Miriam T. (Miriam Tamara)) Frost Library; JC89 .G67 1992

Political advertising in the United States (Fowler, Erika Franklin, author.) Frost Library; JF2112.A4 F68 2016

Borderlands : towards an anthropology of the cosmopolitan condition (Agier, Michel, 1953-) Frost Library; JZ1308 .A3813 2016

Foreign policy : thinking outside box (Etzioni, Amitai, author.) Frost Library; JZ1308 .E89 2016

Presidential doctrines : U.S. national security from George Washington to Barack Obama (Siracusa, Joseph M., author.) Frost Library; JZ1480 .S5 2016

The foreign policy puzzle : interests, threats and tools (Shimko, Keith L., 1962-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1480.A5 S45 2017

The European Union and Russia (Forsberg, Tuomas, 1967-) Frost Library; JZ1570.A57 R84 2016

Cosmopolitan peace (Fabre, Cécile, author.) Frost Library; JZ5538 .F33 2016

International organizations and the rise of ISIL : global responses to human security threats Frost Library; JZ6009.M628 I57 2017

Violent subjects and rhetorical cartography in the age of the terror wars (Hayes, Heather Ashley, author.) Frost Library; JZ6385 .H39 2016

Gendered wars, gendered memories : feminist conversations on war, genocide and political violence Frost Library; JZ6405.W66 G474 2016

Rape loot pillage : the political economy of sexual violence in armed conflict (Meger, Sara, author.) Frost Library; JZ6405.W66 M44 2016