A guide to information sources for those researching in the area of political science
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2013
Use your MySLU Login and password to access Library resources (journal articles, data, eBooks) from work, home or anywhere! Full off-campus access instructions.
Check out these other SLU Library Research Guides that may be relevant to your Poltical Science Research:
Before you start your research, make sure to download EndNote or sign up online! EndNote is available to all SLU students and faculty as an ITS software download. It's a citation manager program that helps you collect, organize, and manage references to articles, books, dissertations, Web pages, and more. It can assist you in citing resources in your papers and creating bibliographies for those papers in a citation style of your choice. See EndNote Tips for more information.
Start your research with these databases or explore the guide for more in-depth information. Contact your librarian (right) with any questions or for a personalized introduction to the library!
- SLUth - Search Plus
Use this "mega" database to search Business Source Premier, Lexis-Nexis Academic, Web of Science & more! This database is especially good for interdisciplinary topics.
- Web of Science
1995 - Present. Includes Social Sciences, Science and Arts & Humanities Citation Indexes. Use this database not only to find articles, but to analysis their impact on scholarship in the field.
- Worldwide Political Abstracts
1975 - present. Indexes journal in political sciences and related fields including, public policy & administration, economic & environmental policy, politics and society and more.
- ProQuest Congressional
Most comprehensive indexing of Congressional materials, included selected full text. Access to U.S. legislative information including congressional hearings, committee prints and reports, bills, legislative histories, congressional testimony, House and Senate documents, voting records and member information.
- Social Explorer
The tool provides easy mapping and report creation functions for U.S. Census data on population and housing, as well as statistics on religion.
Google is great, but it includes EVERYTHING. Try the search engines below to search only for government information.
- Search USA.gov
Search USA.gov searches .gov, .mil, .us and selected other domains that include official local, regional, state and federal government agencies as well as quasi governmental agencies such as the Smithsonian.
- Intergovernmental Organization Search Engine
This custom Google search engine searches across 100s of IGO websites, separating them from the noise of a standard Google search so you can more easily find the information you're looking for. IGOs searched included in this search are: World Bank, United Nations, Arab Monetary Fund, African Development Bank Group, IMF, Organization of American States, World Trade Organization, European Union, World Tourism Organization and many more.
SLU doesn't own the article or book you need? We can find it for you! You will need to sign up for an ILLiad account before you can request items through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). If you have questions about ILL, contact Rebecca, or PIUS ILL directly.
Remember: Never pay online to access an article, if SLU doens't already subscribe to a journal, we will get the article for you from another library.