This guide is designed to help you get started with your Political Science research.
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If you want help getting started with Political Science research, the Start your research here guide talks about steps in the research process, offers suggestions, and includes links to helpful resources. The guides below offer suggestions and sources for specific learning tracks, popular courses, and specialized research resources.
By learning track
These guides provide help with specific learning track topics:
- Diplomacy, defense & development
- Diversity & migration
- Justice & law
- Public policy & democratic governance
- Research methods & analysis
These guides provide help with specific course topics and assignments:
- POL 100: Introduction to politics and government
- POL 151: Justice and law
- POL 452W/856: Energy Policy
By specialized resource
These guides provide help with specialized political science resources:
Finding government resources & information
Provides links to guides on Canadian federal bills, legal cases, statistics, government publications, and various internet resources, including those for other countries.
News resources: Finding newspaper articles and newspapers
Provides links to and information about news resources (e.g. databases), as well websites, directories, associations, statistics, media industry analysis links, and style guides.
Data and statistics
Provides links to and information about data and statistical resources, including how to locate, acquire, and cite these resources.
Grey literature: What it is & how to find it
Defines grey literature as information produced outside of traditional publishing and distribution channels (e.g. industry or company reports, newsletters, government documents, urban plans, etc.); provides search-strategies, tools, and resources for discovering such resources.
- The rhetoric of the American political party conventions, 1948-2016
- Imperiled Life : Revolution against Climate Catastrophe.
- The revival of China's entrepreneurial class in historical-comparative perspective
- Bending the arc : striving for peace and justice in the age of endless war
- The socialist challenge today : Syriza, Corbyn, Sanders
- Feminist international : how to change everything
- Practicing citizenship : women's rhetoric at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair
- The black butterfly : the harmful politics of race and space in America
- Legal restraints on the use of military force : collected essays by Michael Bothe
- The comrade from Milan
- Amateurs without borders : the aspirations and limits of global compassion
- The selected works of Eugene V. Debs
- Democracy in its essence : Hans Kelsen as a political thinker
- The lost history of cosmopolitanism : the early modern origins of the intellectual ideal
- British idealism and international thought : the development of human rights
- Joyful militancy : building resistance in toxic times
- The politics of personal information : surveillance, privacy, and power in West Germany
- Bit tyrants : the political economy of Silicon Valley
- Decolonizing anarchism : an antiauthoritarian history of India's liberation struggle
- Roots to power : a manual for grassroots organizing
- A people's guide to capitalism : an introduction to Marxist economics
- Tyranny of greed : Trump, corruption, and the revolution to come
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