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Morris Library

Political Science: Finding Journal Articles

A guide to research in Political Science.

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    • Select to search by a field (Title, Abstract, Subject, etc.)
    • Never limit to Full-Text. We can get most anything via Interlibrary Loan.
    • Search multiple databases from the same vendor.  Example: Search EBSCO databases together
    • Use date limits to get recent research
    • Limit to scholarly articles
    • Mine bibliographies for relevant citations in your topic
    • When in doubt, talk to your librarian or professor

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      This guide is designed to help you find information about Political Science at Morris Library. The resources listed in this guide will help you identify items relevant to the particular aspect of social work research and education. If you can't find what you need, contact a librarian by using the Ask A Librarian chat box, calling the library, or stopping by the Information Desk.

      The academic study of Political Science is one of the broadest single fields of scholarly concern because it can be approached from any number of disciplinary perspectives, including law, psychology, sociology, social work, mass communication, journalism, economics, business, science, history, education, criminal justice, and organizational management.

      EBSCOhost Research Databases

      EBSCOhost Research databases

      Google Scholar

      Google Scholar and Morris Library

      1.  To Access Morris Library sources, click on Scholar Preferences.
      2.  In Library Links, type in Southern Illinois University Carbonale.
      3.  Select the box next to Find Full Text at Morris.
      4.  When you find a resource in Google Scholar, don't try to access it with the title!!!!  Click on the Find Full Text @ Morris link.

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