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.
- Calculating race : racial discrimination in risk assessment
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Poor People's Campaign of 1968
- Giving a voice to the oppressed : the International Oral History Association between political movements and academic networks
- The First World War and the nationality question in Europe : global impact and local dynamics
- Mutual aid : building solidarity during this crisis (and the next)
- The dead of the Irish Revolution
- Introduction to Africana demography : sessons from founders E. Franklin Frazier, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Atlanta School of Sociology
- The Free Speech Wars : How Did We Get Here and Why Does It Matter?
- The Oxford handbook of American political history
- The Weimar origins of rhetorical inquiry
- The EOKA Cause Nationalism and the Failure of Cypriot Enosis.
- Scottish home rule : the answer to Scotland's constitutional question
- Black landscapes matter
- Language of conflict : discourses of the Ukrainian crisis
- The imperial discipline : race and the founding of international relations
- The autocratic middle class : how state dependency reduces the demand for democracy
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