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Political Science & Government Information Library Guide  

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This guide lists some of the best resources for getting started with research in political science and government information. You'll find information about books, databases, journals, interlibrary loan, websites, and more. If you have a question, please contact the librarian by using the information on the right.

Knowledge Center

Fox, Vance. Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Nighttime. 2008. Photograph. Campus Images, UNR Digital Conservancy, University of Nevada, Reno. Web. 3 May 2011.


Interlibrary Loan

Learn about getting books and articles from other libraries through Document Delivery Services. Search the collections of other libraries by going to Link+ or WorldCat.

Quick Ways to Create Citations

Here are some good examples of citation builders. Be aware, you should always check your citations after generating them through these tools. Sometimes, there are errors!

  • EasyBib  MLA (Fee required for APA, Chicago & Turabian.)
  • Style Wizard  APA
  • NoodleTools Express  MLA, APA, Chicago (No login required to create one citation at a time.)
  • Citation Machine   MLA, Chicago, Turabian. NOT recommended for APA parenthetical style involving multiple authors.

About this Library Guide

This guide contains information about the following:

Articles/Research Databases - Links to a variety of licensed databases for articles, data, and other sources.

Journals - Use the Journal Search link to search for journals of interest or click on a journal title to see location (in print, online) of that journal and access it.

Books - Use the the Catalog Search box to search on an item of interest and use the Map a Call Number box to locate an item in the Knowledge Center.

Top U.S. Government, Foreign, & International Sources - The best websites and print sources for government information.


    Research in Poltical Science

    Political science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior (American Political Science Association, 2011).

    Many information sources are used in political research, including data gathered from surveys, historical sources, news, and government sources. Researchers should become familiar with past research on a topic in order to frame meaningful investigations and contribute to scholarly communication.

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