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Political Science: Articles & Databases

Library and Internet resources that might be useful in researching political science.

Start Here To Look for Articles on a Topic

A Few More Useful Databases

If none of the databases in this list look useful, try the Research Databases page for a list of about 250 databases we have available.

But, is it scholarly?

Journals and Magazines This guide details the characteristics of each category.

Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory: Entries include information about whether the journal or magazine is a scholarly journal, consumer magazine, etc.

Paper journals: Frequently include instruction for authors in the front or back of the journal.  Some instructions will use the phrase "peer reviewed."  Others will say that manuscripts are sent for blind review, reviewed by a committee, or anonymously reviewed.

Research Databases:  Some allow you to limit your search to scholarly journals.  

Voting Queue in Ohio, 2008

News & Current Affairs

Using a Mobile Device To Search Databases?

If you like to use a smart phone, pda, or another handheld device to search for books and articles, the Mobile Platforms and Library Resources page will provide you with information about databases and other online resources that offer special mobile platforms for you to use.