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Political Science Research Guide

Use this guide to find information and research on topics in the field of political science

A Word about Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a popular source of information on the web and for good reason—it’s extensive and often extremely current. However, because anyone can edit Wikipedia pages, they are not always reliable and most instructors will not want you to use them as references in your assignments.

Online Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks, Yearbooks, etc.

Reference sources can often provide you with an overview, background information and history of a topic.