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A Guide to Political Science: Start

Welcome!

Welcome to the library guide for conducting research in Political Science! Political science examines the relationship between people and governments by exploring political institutions and systems, political theory, and human behavior. Students of political science will need to be able to find facts, statistics, and news of current events as well as analysis of issues in political science. This guide will help you with all of those tasks.

We have a few other guides that might help you with your research:

Finally, don't hesitate to contact anyone - either in person or virtually - at the Information Desk or via Reference Services if you have any questions.

Research in Political Science

 

 Protest at the Washington Monument

Protesters at the Washington Monument - http://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/541054940/

Courses in Political Science

Your course might also have a separate library guide - be sure to browse the list below! 

Reference Services

Librarians are here to help you with your research. We can suggest appropriate resources to search, help you troubleshoot any issues, or simply brainstorm about your topic and ways to explore it. We look forward to connecting with you!

There are multiple ways to connect with a librarian, ranging from in person to email to online meetings. Our Reference Services page has more information, but here are the main options:

  • Visit the Reference Desk (main floor) (M-Th 10:30-4:30; F 10:30-2:30)
  • Chat with a librarian (M-Th 10:30-4:30; F 10:30-2:30) - or use the box below!
  • E-mail: folke@gustavus.edu (please include your name and the best way to contact you)
  • Consultation request form:  schedule an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with a librarian
  • Email Julie directly. As the Political Science library liaison, I'm very familiar with Political Science courses on campus and the kinds of research students in Political Science conduct.
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Julie Gilbert
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Hello! I look forward to working with you. If you have any questions about research, an assignment, or the library in general, please contact me - (jgilber2 @ gustavus.edu). You can also reach any of the reference librarians at folke @ gustavus.edu or via the Ask Us! button on the library's homepage.
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