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Political Science

This is a research guide for political science classes to aid in your ressarch.

Remote Access

Access articles and electronic books from the Library's subscription databases from off-campus! When you click on a database, you will be prompted for your user name (your student ID) and PIN (the two-digit month and day of your birth in MMDD format). 

Example for student with ID number 88-123-4567 born February 25th:

User name: 881234567
PIN: 0225


If you need help resetting your pin, please visit this page.

ProQuest Video Tutorial

Recommended Databases

ProQuest is one of our most popular databases. It covers a wide range of disciplines with content from academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. This would be a great place to search for current events information.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context examines controversial issues and hot topics from different perspectives. It's also very handy for browsing research paper topics!


Similar to Opposing Viewpoints, CQ Researcher also analyzes the pros and cons of a large selection of current topics. 


Gale Virtual Reference Library consists of many specialized encyclopedias and is ideal for finding a basic overview of topics. Encyclopedic information that you would find in this database is not updated as current as information from newspapers and magazines you'd find in ProQuest but it's a good place to start understanding your topic. 


Choosing a Topic

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