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Political Science

This guide will point you to the best places to find books, articles and other sources of information for your Political Science courses.

Background Research - Introduction

While you might have a particular research topic in mind, you may not be familiar with the events, people, concepts, or issues involved. Using a good reference source for background research can provide you with that information. This page provides relevant reference sources specific to political science including encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other politically related background resources. Here are several tips when choosing reference materials.

Key Political Science Encyclopedias

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