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Syracuse University Libraries

Political Science

An SU Libraries' research starting points guide for political science

Political Science

Syracuse University Libraries purchases and provides access to a wide variety of information sources (e.g., books, journals, DVDs, electronic resources) in all areas of political science.

To find out more about these sources, please explore the links on this page and on this guide's menu bar.


      Database BEST BETS

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts [Proquest] - Citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.  A core research tool for exploring the discipline's journal literature.  Looking for other excellent collections of scholarly & professional literature in political science? Try these databases (and be sure to visit this guide's Databases page for additional options):

And also explore this further segment of ProQuest -  specifically focusing on political science sources - -

Writing & Research

Here are some titles in the Library collection helpful for their framing of research processes and related writing in public policy

Online Encyclopedia

U.S. Federal Government Publications & Social Media

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Academic Video Online

Includes a significant subset of archival copies of episodes from the CBS news magazine TV program, 60 Minutes (1997-2014)

Kanopy - Video Collection

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Qualitative Data Repository

The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) is a dedicated archive for storing and sharing digital data (and accompanying documentation) generated or collected through qualitative and multi-method research in the social sciences. QDR provides search tools to facilitate the discovery of data, and also serves as a portal to material beyond its own holdings, with links to U.S. and international archives. The repository’s initial emphasis is on political science.  QDR is funded by the National Science Foundation, and hosted by the Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, a unit of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Policy Map

Policy Map is a geographic information system which allows you to easily create and customize maps, tables, and charts detailing various U.S. demographics, real estate, crime, money & income, jobs, education, energy, and public investments. T R F Policy Map makes federal United States legislative information freely available to the public. Launched Sept. 19, 2012, this site is a successor to, the previous public site for legislative information.