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Political Science

A guide to information sources for those researching in the area of political science

Best Bets to Start Your Research

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!

Managing Your Citations

Before you start your research choose a citation manager that works best for you! It will help you keep citations to all your articles, sources and data in one place making things much easier when it's time to write your papers. EndNote Desktop software is available for free through ITS, and the more streamlined EndNote Basic is available for free on the web.

Government Search Engines

Google is great, but it includes EVERYTHING. Try the search engines below to search only for government information.

Interlibrary Loan

Remember: Never pay online to access an article! 

If SLU doesn't already subscribe to a journal, you can request articles for free through Interlibrary Loan's Illiad service. If you have questions about Interlibrary Loan (ILL) or using Illiad please contact our chat service or your librarian.