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.
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.

The German left and the Weimar Republic : a selection of documents Frost Library; HX279 .G27 2015

Women and socialism : class, race, and capital (Smith, Sharon, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; HX546 .S6248 2015

Tongue of fire : Emma Goldman, public womanhood, and the sex question (Kowal, Donna M., 1967-, author.) Frost Library; HX843.7.G65 K6897 2016

The state of the nation : "businification" of political rhetoric in post-Apartheid South Africa (Turner, Irina.) Frost Library; JA85.2.S6 T876 2015

On behalf of the president : presidential spouses and White House communications strategy today (Wright, Lauren A., author.) Frost Library; JA85.2.U6 W75 2016

Writing in political science : a brief guide (LaVaque-Manty, Danielle, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; JA86 .L38 2015

Tom Paine's iron bridge : building a United States (Gray, Edward G., 1964-) Frost Library; JC178.V5 G73 2016

Political geography (Blacksell, Mark, 1942-) Frost Library; JC319 .B575 2006

Racial Realignment : the transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965 (Schickler, Eric, 1969-) Frost Library; JC574.2.U6 S35 2016

British human rights organizations and Soviet dissent, 1965-1985 (Hurst, Mark, 1987-, author.) Frost Library; JC599.S58 H87 2016

US power and the internet in international relations : the irony of the information age (Carr, Madeline, author.) Frost Library; JZ1254 .C37 2016

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

Why America misunderstands the world : national experience and roots of misperception (Pillar, Paul R., 1947-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1480 .P55 2016

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

The future of African peace operations : from the Janjaweed to Boko Haram (De Coning, Cedric.) Frost Library; JZ5584.A35 C66 2016

War no more : three centuries of American antiwar and peace writing Frost Library; JZ5584.U6 W37 2016