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Research Guides

Political Science

This is a general guide to Political Science research in all governmental jurisdictions,U.S., foreign, and intenational.

Getting started

If you are new to conducting research:
Consider reviewing the Starting Your Research tutorial to learn the phases and processes of doing research.


Start your Political Science research with these key resources:

Background Sources

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, or handbooks provide background, general information about a topic.

Background sources are sometimes referred to as Reference sources.

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