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Political Science Research Guide

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

Searching Library Catalogs

In addition to keyword searching, you may also search by subject. Selected subject headings in political science are listed below:

  • Democracy
  • Elections U.S.
  • Imperialism
  • Islam and Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Politics and Religion
  • U.S. Foreign Relations
  • U.S. Supreme Court

For a complete list of all J-Political science call numbers, click here.

For a complete list of Library of Congress subject headings, consult the five volume set in Reference on the main floor of Du Bois at Ref Z 695 L695

Where Are the Books?

Many books in the field of political science are shelved in the J's on the 8th floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Additional call number locations.

Finding Books

To locate books, videos and other material in the Five College libraries use the links below. If you don't find the material you are seeking in any of these catalogs, search WorldCat and submit requests through Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Any UMass student, faculty or staffperson may request material not owned by UMass from Interlibrary Loan. It's simple to set up an account on the Interlibrary Loan webpage; enter your library barcode, complete the brief form, select a password and you'll be ready to request items that are not held by the UMass Libraries.