This guide has been designed to give you easy access to the resources most frequently used for political science. The home page of this guide will provide you with information about how you can contact the librarians and when. Additionally, you'll find information about establishing a PIN number for off-campus access and links providing access to the HillSearch and many other resources available on the Web. Use the tabs on the top of the page to access specific resources. Those resources include:
Reference Sources - For background information, definitions, and basic facts, consult the encyclopedias, dictionaries, and sourcebooks listed on this page. Political Science resources are located in the J - JK sections on the first floor. Reference items are for use only in the library.
Finding Books - This page will give you access to two library catalogs, HillSearch, the MacPhaidin Library catalog and WorldCat Catalog. Hillsearch will list all books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, and government documents located in the library in addition to articles and abstracts. The WorldCat catalog contains records from libraries across the country and around the world. It can be used to order items from interlibrary loan. In addition HillSearch will give you direct access WorldCat when searching using the article tab.
eBooks - This page has links to eBook sources and instructions on how to access, download and print eBooks.
Finding Articles and Reviews - When you click on this tab, you will be presented with an annotated list of the electronic databases used most frequently for biology. These databases will provide you with access to articles and reviews appearing in scholarly, peer reviewed journals as well as items published in popular sources such as news magazines, newspapers and trade publications. This page will also provide you with a link to Google Scholar and the library's full text finder (the tool you can use to determine if we have electronic access to a particular journal.)
Internet Sources - This page provides links to Web site that have content relevant to the subject matter of the class. New Web sites can be added as suggested.
Citing Your Sources - Your professors will likely specify which citation style he or she would like you to use. This page will provide you access to a number of the most frequently-used citation styles. This will also give you a link to RefWorks, an online citation tool.
You can reach the reference librarians by texting us a message, phone, email or in person.
Text us at 508.709.0223
Call us at 508.565.1103 or 508.565.1203
Use LibAnswers to submit a question
Stop by the Reference Desk during the hours listed below
Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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