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Political Science *

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

Additional Research and Writing Guides

The following guides can help you locate additional research resources or can help you develop, organize, and write a quality research paper.

Help with Research

  • Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services -- describes a free service of the USC Libraries for obtaining books, book chapters, articles, and other research materials through a network of libraries, research centers, and other institutions.

Other Research Guides

  • International Relations -- a research guide that lists and describes databases and scholarly web sites that support the study of international relations and its related sub-disciplines.
  • Public Diplomacy -- a research guide for locating newspaper and journal articles, research reports, and links to online resources that support research about diplomacy.
  • Primary Sources -- selective guide to finding databases and directories of archival primary source materials at USC or freely available online.
  • Spatial Sciences and GIS -- a resource guide that provides access to resources supporting academic scholarship in the spatial sciences and data visualization.
  • Statistics and Data -- guide to numeric sources in the social sciences available through the USC Libraries and on the Internet.
  • U.S. and Canadian History -- provides descriptions of resources relevant to the study of American and Canadian history from the colonial period to contemporary times.

Help with Writing

  • Chicago Manual of Style -- guide to citation rules of the Chicago Manual covering a variety of commonly used styles. This is the primary citation style used by political science scholars. A guide to other citation styles can be found here.
  • RefWorks -- a guide to using RefWorks in the USC Libraries environment, a Web-based citation manager similar to EndNote.