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Resources for Political Science Research

Article Databases

Start with these resources to find newspaper, magazine, or journal articles, and sometimes e-books and books. 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).

No full-text link?: Use Request Item link in EBSCO databases to request articles through Document Delivery. We will order the article for you - it is free and you get a PDF of the article!

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Video Resources

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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 North Carolina State University called Peer Review in 3 Minutes.

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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