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Political Science

This LibGuide supports research needs of the Political Science Department.

Finding Books

The resources identified in this LibGuide are by no means a comprehensive list of resources available.

  • To identify books, eBooks, DVDs, and other items in the Library's collections, use the GIL-Find catalog.
  • To identify materials held at other USG Libraries, select "University System of Georgia" from the dropdown menu when searching the GIL-Find catalog. Use our GIL Express service to have materials sent to SSU. 
  • To identify materials beyond the local region, use the WorldCat catalog and our ILL services.

Titles in Global Politics

Browsing for Books

Browsing the library stacks can help you find books you didn't even know you were looking for. The following are good areas to hunt:

JA: Political Science (General)
JC: Political theory, the State
JF: Political Institutions and Public Administration
JJ: Political Institutions (North America)
JK: Political Institutions (United States)
JJ: Political Institutions (Canada, Latin America, etc.)
JN: Political Institutions (Europe)
JQ: Political Institutions (Asia, Africa, Austrailia, etc.)
JS: Local Government, Municipal Government
JV: Colonization, Immigration, Migration


Tips for Searching

Think of the best keywords to enter and be ready to change them as you pursue your topic. Try using a subject encyclopedia or dictionary for specialized terminology. Get ideas for new keywords by carefully examining the subject fields in your first results.

Try these search tricks:

  • Use quotes to search for phrases (example: "heavy machinery utilization”)
  • Use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) to broaden or narrow your search
  • Use truncation (example: govern* will find governor, government, governance)
  • Sort results by date or relevance

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