Political Science Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Data & Statistics
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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.

Intellectual radicalism after 1989 (Berg, Sebastian, author.) Frost Library; HX244 .B47 2016

Workers and nationalism : Czech and German social democracy in Habsburg Austria, 1890-1918 (Beneš, Jakub S., author.) Frost Library; HX253 .B36 2017

Political theory without borders Frost Library; JA71 .P63335 2016

A democratic theory of judgment (Zerilli, Linda M. G. (Linda Marie-Gelsomina), 1956-, author.) Frost Library; JA71 .Z453 2016

Unspoken politics : implicit attitudes and political thinking (Pérez, Efrén Osvaldo, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; JA74.5 .P47 2016

What is political sociology? (Clemens, Elisabeth Stephanie, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; JA76 .C5385 2016

Uninformed : why people know so little about politics and what we can do about it (Lupia, Arthur, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; JA76 .L865 2016

Faces of moderation : the art of balance in an age of extremes (Crăiuțu, Aurelian, author.) Frost Library; JA83 .C74 2017

Digital, political, radical (Fenton, Natalie, author.) Frost Library; JA85 .F46 2016

Analytic activism : digital listening and the new political strategy (Karpf, David, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; JA85 .K37 2016

Machiavelli's gospel : the critique of Christianity in The Prince (Parsons, William B., 1976-, author.) Frost Library; JC143.M3946 P37 2016

Janus's gaze : essays on Carl Schmitt (Galli, Carlo, author.) Frost Library; JC263.S34 G3713 2015

Nationalism and war (Hutchinson, John, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; JC311 .H88 2017

Sovereignty in ruins : a politics of crisis Frost Library; JC327 .S64445 2017

The SAGE handbook of resistance Frost Library; JC328.3 .S24 2016

The rise of lifestyle activism : from New Left to occupy (Sotirakopoulos, Nikos, author.) Frost Library; JC328.3 .S685 2016

Social contract theory for a diverse world : beyond tolerance (Muldoon, Ryan, author.) Frost Library; JC336 .M85 2016

The burdens of empire : 1539 to the present (Pagden, Anthony.) Frost Library; JC359 .P273 2015

Transatlantic democracy in the twentieth century : transfer and transformation Frost Library; JC421 .T745 2016

The global rise of populism : performance, political style, and representation (Moffitt, Benjamin, 1985-, author.) Frost Library; JC423 .M643 2016

Seeing the myth in human rights (Reinbold, Jenna, author.) Frost Library; JC571 .R4507 2017

Pragmatic Conservatism : Edmund Burke and his American heirs (Lacey, Robert J.) Frost Library; JC573.2.U6 L33 2016

Black rights (Mills, Charles W. (Charles Wade) author.) Frost Library; JC574 .M538 2017

Bodies of truth : law, memory, and emancipation in post-apartheid South Africa (Kesselring, Rita, author.) Frost Library; JC599.S6 K47 2017

The permission society (Sandefur, Timothy, author.) Frost Library; JC599.U5 S334 2016

The shape of the Roman order : the republic and its spaces (Gargola, Daniel J., author.) Frost Library; JC83 .G37 2017

Politics in the Roman Republic (Mouritsen, Henrik, author.) Frost Library; JC88 .M68 2017

Movement parties against austerity (Della Porta, Donatella, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; JF2051 .D434 2017

The chessboard and the web : strategies of connection in a networked world (Slaughter, Anne-Marie, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1254 .S53 2017

Fighting for status : hierarchy and conflict in world politics (Renshon, Jonathan, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1310 .R46 2017

Post-western world : how emerging powers are remaking global order (Stuenkel, Oliver, author.) Frost Library; JZ1310 .S78 2016

The H-word : the peripeteia of hegemony (Anderson, Perry, author.) Frost Library; JZ1312 .A64 2017

Shaper nations : strategies for a changing world Frost Library; JZ1313 .S534 2016

Ranking the world : grading states as a tool of global governance Frost Library; JZ1316 .R36 2015

The emergence of globalism : visions of world order in Britain and the United States, 1939-1950 (Rosenboim, Or, author.) Frost Library; JZ1318 .R672 2017

The ambiguous foreign policy of the United States toward the Muslim world : more than a handshake (Oualaalou, David S., author.) Frost Library; JZ1480.A55 O83 2016

Debating U.S.-Cuban relations : how should we now play ball? Frost Library; JZ1480.A57 C8 2017

A theater of diplomacy : international relations and the performing arts in early modern France (Welch, Ellen R., author.) Frost Library; JZ1587 .W44 2017

A difficult neighbourhood : essays on Russia and its western neighbours since World War II (Besemeres, John F., author.) Frost Library; JZ1615 .B47 2016

Everything under the heavens : how the past helps shape China's push for global power (French, Howard W., author.) Frost Library; JZ1734 .F74 2017

China and India : Asia's emergent great powers (Ogden, Chris (Christopher), author.) Frost Library; JZ1734 .O44 2017

International institutions of the Middle East : the GCC, Arab League, and Arab Maghreb Union (Worrall, James, author.) Frost Library; JZ5480 .W67 2017

The distinction of peace : a social analysis of peacebuilding (Goetze, Catherine, author.) Frost Library; JZ5538 .G64 2017

The Benefits of peace : private peacemaking in late medieval Italy (Kumhera, Glenn, author.) Frost Library; JZ5538 .K86 2017

Media relations of the anti-war movement : the battle for hearts and minds (Taylor, Ian, 1973- author.) Frost Library; JZ5574 .T39 2017

Religious leaders and conflict transformation : Northern Ireland and beyond (Sandal, Nukhet A., author.) Frost Library; JZ5584.G7 S26 2017

The Locomotive of War : Money, Empire, Power and Guilt (Clarke, P. F., author.) Frost Library; JZ6387 .C53 2017

Engaged neutrality : an evolved approach to the Cold War Frost Library; JZ6422 .E54 2017