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Research Guide for Political Science: Home

This is a guide for Southern Oregon University students doing research in political science.

Getting Started with Research in Political Science

Welcome to Hannon Library and Political Science Research. Use the tabs above to discover various types of sources for doing research in these areas.

If you need extra assistance please email or call me using the information at the far right under my picture.  I look forward to meeting you and helping with your research!

--Dotty Ormes
  Government Information  Resources Coordinator

Article Databases

Why would I want to use journal articles in my research?

Journal articles are most often written by professors at colleges and universities---experts in the field!  They are current and usually narrowly focused, such as a study of one aspect of a public policy, or an examination of a particular type of political decision making.  References are included to document the sources of information.  Articles are often "peer reviewed."  Journals are published by university presses or professional political science organizations.

 Use the Article databases below to find journal articles in Political Science:

Google Scholar

Google Scholar
"Search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations." Most are NOT full text. You can then use "Journals by Title" to find the citation within Hannon Library Databases.

Library FAQs

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Hannon Library Catalog and Summit

Search for books, videos, and other library materials at SOU and in our consortium:

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Sample Reference

Government Information Librarian

Dotty Ormes
Library 136