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Political Science: Books on Politics & More

An overview of library and web resources pertaining to the political science field.

In-Depth Information on Political Science

The library catalog is a great place to find in-depth information on topics in political science, biographies of historical figures, overviews of political movements and much more.  Use a simple keyword search to locate information on a particular topic.  You can also look for specific books by title or for books by an individual author or browse the stacks by call number.

Remember that books are still the best place to go to understand a topic from beginning to end.

What Else Can You Find in the Stacks?

If you're looking for essays on a particular topic, you might be tempted to look only in the databases for journal articles.  But books often collect a number of articles on a particular topic all in one place.  Below is a sample of some of the many books in the library's collection that contain essays on a single topic in political science.

Still can't find it? Try WorldCat.

If you don't find what you need in Simmons' catalog, search WorldCat for books in other local libraries or in libraries around the world.

Search with WorldCat

Serendipity in the Stacks: Browse by Call Number

One of the best ways to discover the perfect source for your topic is to browse the library stacks by call number range.  Each call number range represents a particular subject and all of the books on a particular topic will be located in the same general area on the shelves.  So if you want a book on local government, go to the call number range beginning with JS39 to see what we have!

 LC Call Number


 J (1)-981

 General legislative and executive papers

 JA 1-92

 Political science (General)

 JC 11-605

 Political theory. The state. Theories of the state

 JF 20-2112

 Political institutions and public administration

 JJ 1000-1019

 Political institutions and public administration (North America)

 JK 1-9993

 Political institutions and public administration (United States)

 JL 1-3899

 Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)

 JN 1-9689

 Political institutions and public administration (Europe)

 JQ 21-6651

 Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)

 JS 39-8500

 Local government. Municipal government

 JV 1-9480

 Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration

 JZ 5-6530

 International relations

Free E-Books!

Are you looking for an e-book that we don't have or for a free downloadable ebook version of your favorite title?  Try looking for it at one of these free e-book sites. Have fun exploring!