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Political Science: Start Here

Resources for Political Science Research

Article Databases

Start with these to find newspaper, magazine, or journal articles. More databases are available through our Find Resources by Subject guides. HINT: Look for ways to limit your search, such as Publication Date or by type of article (Scholarly Articles ...(Peer Reviewed).

Getting Full-Text: If the article you need is not available online use ILL (Interlibrary Loan). We will order the article for you - it is free and you get a PDF of the article!

Books and E-books

Web Sites and Digital Collections

Video Resources

Subject Liaison

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What's a Peer-Reviewed Journal?

What's a "peer-review journal"? And why does it matter to me?

"Peer-reviewed journals" are considered scholarly. And it matters to you because most of your research should come from scholarly journals.

Want to know more? Watch a brief YouTube tutorial from Vanderbilt Univ. called Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals.

Still not sure if your source is a peer-reviewed journal? Use the link below and search for the journal. HINT: Enter the journal name and specify that it be in the "TI Title" field. View the record for your journal and look for the "Peer-Reviewed" line. If it says "Yes," you're in business!

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