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Where to Start - Political Science Research

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Political Science Research Guide

Search the library catalog and subject specific databases simultaneously in the box below.

Political Science Discovery @ Tarleton Libraries

Article databases

For more focused research, use one of the recommended databases listed below.

Archive of Americana - American State Papers, Early American Newspapers, U. S.Congressional Serial Set, Dallas Morning News Historical Archive.

CQ Researcher

Eighteenth Century Collection 

Handbook of Texas

History Cooperative

In the First Person


Lexis Nexis

New York Times Historical Newspaper



Periodicals Contents 


Project Muse


MORE: A to Z Database List
Databases Descriptions

Books, periodicals, videos, etc.

Tarleton State University Libraries Catalog

Tarleton Libraries offer a wide variety of research materials covering this specific subject. Search the catalog for books, government reports, journal titles, videos, cds, etc. Key word searching is available.

You can also locate research materials by browsing specific call number ranges on the shelves. Some relevant call number ranges include: J-JZ

Can’t find what you need in the catalog?  Ask a Librarian (in person, email, or call (254) 968-9249.

eJournals  Check Full Text Finder


Dissertations and theses

Dissertations and Theses - Full Text (Proquest)

Professional Journals

Journal of Political Ideologies

Politics and Policy

Comparative Politics

Political Science Quarterly


Get Help

Christy Tabors

Christy Tabors
Reference Department - Office 110C
Phone: 254-968-1895

Additional Help:

LC Call Number Area

[JA1-92] - Political Science (General)

Featured Ebook

political science ebook

Political Theories for Students, edited by Matthew Miskelly and Jaime Noce

Writing/ Citation Help

Writing Center: 
Directors: Ms. Alice Newsome and Mr. Ben Sword

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00PM

O.A. Grant, 210


Purdue OWL:


Chicago Manual of Style Online

Interlibrary Loan

If you need items that the library does not own, request them through Interlibrary Loan.

(254) 968-9660.