You may wish to begin your research by consulting reference books (e.g., dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks). These may be in print form or in electronic form. To see a list of some of the most heavily used reference books in political science, consider both of the following categories
SU Libraries SUMMON search engine can help you gather background literature about any topic in Political Science. Depicted below is one simple visual example of a SUMMON search result.
Global Foresight Books project offers a unique profiling service, describing new and forthcoming book titles published in various areas of current affairs. Subject categories for the book titles profiled are highly interdisciplinary and include topics such as world futures, climate change, development, security, water, energy, cities, health, communication and more. Special features also offer sections on paradigm breaking books, appropriate economics, recommended books and a book of the month. The project was launched in 2009 by Michael Marien, founder and editor of Future Survey, published by the World Future Society between 1979-2008. Marien earned his PhD in social science and national planning studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Faculty or students are welcome to recommend Library purchase for titles of particular interest by emailing Political Science Librarian, Michael Pasqualoni, at firstname.lastname@example.org