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Politics Resources Guide

An annotated guide to free and restricted resources for research in political science for Princeton University students and faculty

Sample Catalog Searches

Take a look at subject headings for ideas to extend or narrow your search. Put phrases in quotes, and use truncation (an asterisk * in the Catalog) to search for alternative endings and spellings of words (e.g., iraq terror* will pick up terror, terrorism, terrorist, etc., while labo*r Britain politics will get results for both labor and labour).

Also, try narrowing your searches by combining key terms with a country name or region, like "civil war" sudan or "race relations" europe.

Princeton owns more than 7.5 million items, but keep in mind that the library can also get you books from around the world. Try searching the collections of Ivy League libraries through Borrow Direct or libraries throughout the world using

Searching for Articles in Political Science

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Google Scholar Search

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Politics Librarian

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Jeremy Darrington
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