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Political Science

Research and Resource guide on the subject of Political Science

Find Articles and Reviews

About Peer Review

If your professor asks you to find "scholarly" or "peer reviewed" journal articles, be sure the article you find is from a source that has gone through the peer review process. Many databases offer a search filter to limit to only journals that are scholarly or peer reviewed. You can also check the journal title in the Ulrich's database to see if it is peer reviewed. 

Multidisciplinary Databases

These databases index articles from a variety of subjects and sources. These are good places to start your research:

Political Science Databases 

Click here for an expanded list of databases that may have content relevant to Political Science:

Here are some best bets:

Searching the Internet

You may want to try free resources outside of what the Leatherby Libraries offer. Google scholar is a popular choice for searching an index of journal articles that is unmatched in size, although it lacks the quality control and filtering capabilities of library databases.

If you do find a journal article or other item you're interested in when searching online that you can't access in full text, be sure to check the Leatherby Libraries journal finder for the article. You can also request articles you cannot locate in full text through our interlibrary loan service..

Find News

The following are popular news sources the Leatherby Libraries has access to:

Search the Publication Finder

Search the Journal Finder for the title of a publication to locate full text coverage of your favorite political science sources, such as The American Journal of Political Science, International OrganizationGovernance, or The Journal of Conflict Resolution.