Before you start your research, make sure to download EndNote! 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.
The Saint Louis University Libraries provide access to a multitude of electronic information resources. Anyone can access these resources by using a computer in the Libraries or any computer on the SLU campus that is connected to the University’s Network. However, due to copyright restrictions and software licenses, remote access to subscription, electronic resources is available only to current SLU faculty, staff and students. Off-campus access instructions.
While this is not a comprehensive guide to SLU Library's Political Science resources, it is a good place to start your research and a get a feel for what we have. Browse the tabs along the top of the page for different kinds of resources. If you have any questions or would like to meet to discuss more indepth research approaches and resources contact your Political Science Librarian, Rebecca Hyde.
Other SLU Library guides you may find useful:
Writing & the Literature Review
Undertaking a large research project and paper? It can be intimidating, but there are many sources in the Library & on Campus to help you!
Still trying to wrap your head around the idea of a literature review? Check out these sources:
- Guide to Literature Review resources created by SLU Librarian Jane Gillespie
- An indepth look at the literature review from The Writing Center at University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill
- Dissertations & Theses - The Literature review is an important part of a dissertation. Looking at dissertations in your area of study can help by giving concrete, real world examples of a literature review.
General help with writing and/or citations:
- SLU Library's assignment calculator includes helpful information to help you through each stage of the research & writing process
- After you have a draft of your capstone (or other paper), seek out the assistance of the Student Success Center (for undergraduates - 3 locations on campus) or the Graduate Writing Center, currently located in room 101A in Pius Library. Although they will not help you with content, they can assist in the editing process and help you develop your writing skills.
- The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) includes helpful information on citation styles and formatting, as well as a variety of other useful writing related information.
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.