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Starting Points

Use popular and political journals and magazines to find a research topic of interest.

  • CQ Researcher
    In-depth reports on issues in the news. Each includes an introductory overview; background & chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables & maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; & bibliographies of key sources.
  • CQ Press Political Reference Suite
    Definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, & current affairs.
  • Academic Search Complete
    A great starting point for full-text articles from political science journals, as well as magazines & newspapers. Find book reviews here, too.

Helpful Guides

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Writing a Research Paper in Political Science: A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods
Call Number: JA86 .B24 2012

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Political Science Student Writer's Manual
Call Number: JA86 .S39 2006

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