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.

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

Austro-Marxism : the ideology of unity Frost Library; HX253 .A975 2016

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

Antifascism, sports, sobriety : forging a militant working-class culture (Deutsch, Julius, 1884-1968, author.) Frost Library; HX253 .D48 2017

Negotiating socialism in rural China : Mao, peasants, and local cadres, in Shanxi, 1949-1953 (Hou, Xiaojia, author.) Frost Library; HX418.5 .H679 2016

Utopia from Thomas More to Walter Benjamin (Abensour, Miguel, author.) Frost Library; HX806 .A2413 2017

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

Psychoanalyzing the Left and Right after Donald Trump (Samuels, Robert, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; JA74.5 .S35 2016

Barbarians : how Baby Boomers, immigrants and Islam screwed my generation (Southern, Lauren, author.) Frost Library; JA75.7 .S68 2016

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

Politics and the concept of the political : the political imagination (Wiley, James, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; JA83 .W538 2016

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

On the citizen (Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679.) Frost Library; JC153 .H5213 1998

Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill (Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679.) Frost Library; JC153 .H63 2010

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

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

Les théories de la republique (Audier, Serge, author.) Frost Library; JC423 .A836 2015

Public things : democracy in disrepair (Honig, Bonnie, author.) Frost Library; JC423 .H7485 2017

Freedom is a constant struggle : Ferguson, Palestine, and the foundations of a movement (Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-, author.) Frost Library; JC571 .D33275 2016

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

Free speech : ten principles for a connected world (Garton Ash, Timothy, author.) Frost Library; JC591 .G38 2016

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

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

Transnational struggles for recognition Frost Library; JZ1320 .T735 2017

Why Wilson matters : the origin of American liberal internationalism and its crisis today (Smith, Tony, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; JZ1469 .S63 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

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

Nuclear threats, nuclear fear, and the Cold War of the 1980s Frost Library; JZ5574 .N83 2017

Forged through fire : war, peace, and the democratic bargain (Ferejohn, John A., author.) Frost Library; JZ6385 .F46 2017

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