Political Science Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Data
  • New Titles
Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • Political Science Journals (ProQuest) (1985 to present)
    Full-text articles from leading political science and international relations journals.
  • Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
    Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.
  • LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (date coverage varies)
    Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.
  • HeinOnline
    Full-text legal materials back to volume 1, historic English law and more. (Alumni access)
  • WestlawNext
    Federal and state laws, law reviews, legal encyclopedias and dictionaries. Also newspapers and the European Union Library.
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
    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.

Living ideology in Cuba : socialism in principle and practice (Gordy, Katherine A.) Frost Library; HX158.5 .G67 2015

Political writings (Marx, Karl, 1818-1883.) Frost Library; HX39.5 .A224 2010

Marx after Marx : history and time in the expansion of capitalism (Harootunian, Harry D., 1929-) Frost Library; HX39.5 .H276 2015

The legacies of totalitarianism : a theoretical framework (Tucker, Aviezer, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; HX45 .T83 2015

Unruly equality : U.S. anarchism in the twentieth century (Cornell, Andrew, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; HX843 .C667 2016

The aesthetic turn in political thought Frost Library; JA71 .A47145 2014

The Oxford handbook of environmental political theory Frost Library; JA75.8 .O94 2016

A political economy of the senses : neoliberalism, reification, critique (Chari, Anita Sridhar, author.) Frost Library; JA76 .C479156 2015

Routledge handbook of interpretive political science Frost Library; JA81 .R68 2016

Machiavelli's art of politics (Bárcenas, Alejandro.) Frost Library; JC143.M4 B28 2015

Machiavelli's legacy : The Prince after five hundred years Frost Library; JC143.M4 M3228 2016

Arendt and America (King, Richard H., author.) Frost Library; JC251.A74 K56 2015

Thinking in public : Strauss, Levinas, Arendt (Wurgaft, Benjamin Aldes, author.) Frost Library; JC251.S8 W87 2016

State phobia and civil society : the political legacy of Michel Foucault (Dean, Mitchell, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; JC261.F68 D43 2016

On Schmitt and space (Minca, Claudio.) Frost Library; JC263.S34 M56 2016

Frantz Fanon : toward a revolutionary humanism (Lee, Christopher J., author.) Frost Library; JC273.F36 L44 2015

Geopolitics and the quest for dominance (Black, Jeremy, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; JC319 .B573 2016

The Wiley Blackwell companion to political geography Frost Library; JC319 .C646 2015

Classical geopolitics : a new analytical model (Kelly, Philip, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; JC319 .K424 2016

American crossings : border politics in the Western Hemisphere Frost Library; JC323 .A58 2015

Compliant rebels : rebel groups and international law in world politics (Jo, Hyeran, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; JC328.3 .J6 2015

What is imperialism? (Atiyah, Edward Selim, 1903-1964.) Frost Library; JC359 .A75

Fascism : the career of a concept (Gottfried, Paul, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; JC481 .G59 2016

Defining Islamic statehood : measuring and indexing contemporary Muslim states (Abdul Rauf, Feisal, 1948-) Frost Library; JC49 .A238 2015

Scripting revolution : a historical approach to the comparative study of revolutions Frost Library; JC491 .S38 2015

Manual for revolutionary leaders (Velli, Michael.) Archives and Special Collections; JC491 .V44 1972

Foucault and the politics of rights (Golder, Ben, author.) Frost Library; JC571 .G623 2015

Christian human rights (Moyn, Samuel, author.) Frost Library; JC571 .M862 2015

Right-wing critics of American conservatism (Hawley, George (Political scientist)) Frost Library; JC573.2.U6 H39 2016

Truth commissions : memory, power, and legitimacy (Bakiner, Onur, author.) Frost Library; JC580 .B35 2016

The globalization of surveillance : the origin of the securitarian order (Mattelart, Armand.) Frost Library; JC596 .M2713 2010

North Korea confidential : private markets, fashion trends, prison camps, dissenters and defectors (Tudor, Daniel, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; JC599.K7 T836 2015

Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right (Mayer, Jane, author.) Frost Library; JC599.U5 M373 2016

Aristotle's Politics : a critical guide Frost Library; JC71.A7 A768 2015

The city and the stage : performance, genre, and gender in Plato's Laws (Folch, Marcus, author.) Frost Library; JC71.P264 F65 2015

Democracy's beginning : the Athenian story (Mitchell, Thomas N., 1939-, author.) Frost Library; JC75.D36 M58 2015

Federalism in Greek antiquity Frost Library; JC75.F3 F43 2015

The Ashgate research companion to modern theory, modern power, world politics Frost Library; JZ1305 .A8 2015

White world order, black power politics : the birth of American international relations (Vitalis, Robert, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1305 .V49 2015

Myth and reality in international politics : meeting global challenges through collective action (Wilkenfeld, Jonathan, author.) Frost Library; JZ1318 .W544 2016

Human rights in American foreign policy : from the 1960s to the Soviet collapse (Renouard, Joe, author.) Frost Library; JZ1480 .R465 2016

Power plays : how international institutions reshape coercive diplomacy (Carnegie, Allison, author.) Frost Library; JZ4839 .C384 2015

The diplomat in the corner office : corporate foreign policy (Fort, Timothy L., 1958-, author.) Frost Library; JZ5538 .F668 2015

The Palgrave handbook of disciplinary and regional approaches to peace Frost Library; JZ5566.4 .P35 2016

Everyday peace? : politics, citizenship and Muslim lives in India (Williams, Philippa (Lecturer) author.) Frost Library; JZ5584.I4 W55 2015

Global rogues and regional orders : the multidimensional challenge of North Korea and Iran (Cho, Il Hyun, author.) Frost Library; JZ5675 .C455 2016

Reassuring the reluctant warriors : U.S. civil-military relations and multilateral intervention (Recchia, Stefano, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; JZ6368 .R43 2015