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This guide serves as a basic introduction to information sources for political science.


    Find It!

    Search the vast majority of the library’s resources in one place. Whether you’re looking for a book, an article, or a DVD, the single search box will get you there.  Some of the most popular databases that are currently part of Find It! include ERIC, Project Muse, JSTOR, CINAHL, Academic Search Complete, and Medline.
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    Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

    Hunter Library has many print encyclopedias in political science, law, and related subjects, such as history, sociology, and more.  You can browse the "J" and "K" sections, search the catalog, or ask for help at the reference desk. Below are links to some scholarly resources available online. There are print encyclopedias and other reference resources listed on the "Find Books" tab in this guide.

    • Credo Reference
      Another excellent source for background information on political science and other subjects. Contains over 350 full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books from the world’s leading publishers, providing authoritative information in the form of quick facts and in-depth articles. Find background information, key concepts, historical context, and lists of the best books on a topic.

    Search for Articles in Academic Search Complete, SocINDEX, and more

    Social Sciences Databases

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