Political Science Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Data & Statistics
  • New Titles
Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • Political Science Database (ProQuest) (1985 to present)
    Full-text articles from leading political science and international relations journals.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
    Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.
  • CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online (1991 to present)
    A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.
  • PAIS Index (1972 to present)
    Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.
  • LexisNexis Academic (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)
  • WestLaw (Thomson Reuters)
    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 (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.

World revolution, 1917-1936 : the rise and fall of the Communist International (James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989, author.) Frost Library; HX11.I5 J25 2017

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

The tyranny of the ideal : justice in a diverse society (Gaus, Gerald F., author.) Frost Library; JA71 .G378 2016

Selected political writings : The Great Moving Right Show and other essays (Hall, Stuart, 1932-2014, author.) Frost Library; JA76 .H345 2017

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

The many hands of the state : theorizing political authority and social control Frost Library; JC131 .M333 2017

Jean Bodin : 'this pre-eminent man of France' : an intellectual biography (Lloyd, Howell A., author.) Frost Library; JC139.B8 L56 2017

Traiano Boccalini fra erudizione e polemica : ricerche sulla fortuna e bibliografia critica (Hendrix, Harald.) Frost Library; JC158 .H46 1995

Traiano Boccalini tra satira e politica Frost Library; JC158.B7 T73 2015

Vita activa : the spirit of Hannah Arendt Frost Library; JC251.A74 V58

Rebel power : why national movements compete, fight, and win (Krause, Peter, 1979- author.) Frost Library; JC311 .K736 2017

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

Turning to political violence : the emergence of terrorism (Sageman, Marc, author.) Frost Library; JC328.6 .S24 2017

Ancient states and infrastructural power : Europe, Asia, and America Frost Library; JC330 .A53 2017

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

Democracy and its others (Epstein, Jeffrey H., 1974-, author.) Frost Library; JC423 .E66 2016

The despot's accomplice : how the West is aiding and abetting the decline of democracy (Klaas, Brian P. (Brian Paul), 1986- author.) Frost Library; JC423 .K554 2016

What is populism? (Müller, Jan-Werner, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; JC423 .M78395 2016

Republic of equals : predistribution and property-owning democracy (Thomas, Alan, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; JC423 .T425 2017

Antifa : the anti-fascist handbook (Bray, Mark (Political activist), author.) Frost Library; JC481 .B695 2017

Right moves : the conservative think tank in American political culture since 1945 (Stahl, Jason M., author.) Frost Library; JC573.2.U6 S73 2016

The transformation of American liberalism (Klosko, George, author.) Frost Library; JC574.2.U6 K59 2017

We know all about you : the story of surveillance in Britain and America (Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri, author.) Frost Library; JC596.2.U5 J44 2017

Classical Greek oligarchy : a political history (Simonton, Matthew, 1983- author.) Frost Library; JC75.O43 S56 2017

On the commonwealth ; and, On the laws (Cicero, Marcus Tullius, author.) Frost Library; JC81 .C613 2017

Diplomatie et "relations internationales" au Moyen Âge : (IXe-XVe siècle) (Péquignot, Stéphane.) Frost Library; JZ1305 .P46 2017

Europe's eastern crisis : the geopolitics of asymmetry (Youngs, Richard, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1570.A57 E839 2017

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

The China order : Centralia, world empire, and the nature of Chinese power (Wang, Fei-Ling, author.) Frost Library; JZ1734 .W33 2017

War games : US-Russian relations and nuclear arms control (Cimbala, Stephen J., author.) Frost Library; JZ5665 .C563 2017

Weapons of mass destruction : the search for global security (Siracusa, Joseph M., author.) Frost Library; JZ5665 .S57 2017

Caring in crisis? : humanitarianism, the public and NGOs (Seu, Irene Bruna, 1959- author.) Frost Library; JZ6369 .S48 2017

Equal opportunity peacekeeping : women, peace, and security in post-conflict states (Karim, Sabrina, author.) Frost Library; JZ6374 .K36 2017

Destined for war : can America and China escape Thucydides's trap? (Allison, Graham T., author.) Frost Library; JZ6385 .A45 2017