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Below are links to databases and scholarly web sites that support the study of political science and its related sub-disciplines.


The primary location for all materials supporting political science research is the Von KleinSmid Center Library for International and Public Affairs. The central focus of the department and chief interests of the faculty are encompassed in the following areas of teaching and research that govern the acquisition of resources: urban politics and public policy; American political behavior and institutions; American public opinion and research methods; civic engagement; minorities and women in politics; political communications; contemporary political philosophy; public and constitutional law; the American presidency; international organization and administration; foreign security policy; California politics, and human rights law. There are no geographical limitations regarding what is acquired, but particular interest is placed on the political affairs of European countries in support of the European Union regional depository collection. The primary emphasis is on contemporary post-Cold War political affairs. In certain areas, such as comparative politics and political theory, materials dealing with earlier periods of time are acquired. With the general exception of textbooks and dissertations, scholarly materials of all types are collected, including monographs [books], serials, government documents, research reports, and online resources. The collecting efforts in domestic political affairs emphasize material either published in or translated into English. Materials in other languages are purchased very selectively or are accepted for transfer from the East Asian Library and the Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies.

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