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POS 333 (Research Methods): Home

This guide is to provide an overview of resources relevant to Political Science and tips for completing special research assignments.


This guide iis intended to help students in POS 333: Research Methods in Political Science carry out their research for this course. This guide will help anyone doing research at a university - whether they are doing a student research project or dissertation, or planning a study.


Methods Map

Library Catalogs


Lyman Beecher Brooks Library

Contents of the LBB Library's Collection.

WorldCat is the world's largest and most comprehensive union catalog, currently featuring over 271 million bibliographic records that represent more than 1 billion individual items held by participating institutions. WorldCat includes records for books, videos, serial publications, articles, recorded books and music, electronic books, sheet music, genealogical references, cultural artifacts, digital objects, Web sites and much more. The cataloged works span thousands of years and nearly every form of human expression, with materials in over 470 languages from 112 countries and territories.

Some Other Sources of Books

Google Books (Advanced Book Search Screen)
Access to thousands of twentieth century titles in the public domain (i.e., with copyright dates of 1922 or earlier).

Hathi Trust Digital Library
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide. The HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the immense collections of partner institutions in digital form, preserving them securely to be accessed and used today, and in future generations. A substantial part of the collections accessible through the digital library are in the public domain and accessible, but not all of it, so be aware of this if you search it.

Internet Archive: E-Books and Texts
Over 6 million scanned texts public domain, including many twentieth century titles and a substantial collection of U.S. Government Documents.

Political Science Discusson Lists