Political Science Research Guide

Questions about this guide? Contact
  • 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.

A spectre is haunting Arabia : how the Germans brought their communism to Yemen (Müller, Miriam M., author.) Frost Library; HX380.5.A6 M85 2015

Kropotkin and the anarchist intellectual tradition (Mac Laughlin, Jim, author.) Frost Library; HX833 .M13 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A century of violence in a red city (Gill, Lesley, author.) Frost Library; JC599.C7 G55 2016

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

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

The hacked world order : how nations fight, trade, maneuver, and manipulate in the digital age (Segal, Adam, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1254 .S44 2016

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

Eurasia 2.0 : Russian geopolitics in the age of new media Frost Library; JZ1616 .E87 2016

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

Transmitting rights : international organizations and the diffusion of human rights practices (Greenhill, Brian, author.) Frost Library; JZ4850 .G74 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

The future of African peace operations : from the Janjaweed to Boko Haram (De Coning, Cedric.) Frost Library; JZ5584.A35 C66 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