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Political Science: Books

This guide is intended to provide you with assistance in completing assignments in political science research, most specifically at Elizabeth City State University, using ECSU and open source resources.

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Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a borrowing service for ECSU students, faculty, and staff that supports scholarly research. Through this service you can request books, articles, and other materials that are not available at the ECSU Libraries.

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  • If you are looking for a specific topic or title, try doing a subject search on the term(s) in the search box above.
  • If you are looking for a general topic or title, try doing a keyword search on the term(s) in the search box above.
  • Limiting your search using Boolean can help give you better search results. Try connecting two search terms with AND or OR. Also, you can use NOT to limit your searched by ruling out certain search terms.

G.R. Little Library utilizes the Library of Congress classification system. You will find that most books and films related to Political Science and related topics and issues will be shelved under call numbers beginning with J.  Use the breakdown provided below to browse the shelves and/or help guide your search for political science related materials at the G. R. Little Library.

J- General Legislative and Executive Papers

JA- Political Science ( General )

JC- Political Theory

JF- Political Institutions and Public Administration- North American

JJ- Political Institutions and Public Administration- United States

JL- Political Institutions and Public Administration- Canada, Latin America

JN- Political Institutions and Public Administration- Europe

JQ- Political Institutions and Public Administration- Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area

JS- Local Government. Municipal Government

JV- Colonies and Colonization. Emigration and Immigration. International migration

JZ- International Relations

Keywords + Connectors = Search

Keywords are the most basic words that define your topic. Don't type normal sentences into a database search box; just use the keywords.

Boolean connectors are words like AND, OR, and NOT. These words specify the relationships between your words.

Phrase Searches

Often keywords are more than one word. Databases let you put quotation marks around these so that only results with the exact phrase are listed.

"rap music"

Truncation

Shortening a keyword to its basic root and adding a special character (usually an asterisk "*" or "?") at the end will tell the computer to search for variations on the word.

Searching for politic* will find: 

POLITICS, POLITICAL, POLITICIAN

Note: Check the database's help screens to see which truncation symbol it recognizes.

Parentheses

Combines concepts and techniques. The database will search for what's grouped or nested inside the parentheses first.

("rap music" OR "hip hop") AND censorship

RefWorks

Set up a Refworks account to keep track of the article and books your discover in databases.

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