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Here is a guide to CSU East Bay and other resources to help you research in the field of Political Science.

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Can't find the article you want in our databases? Put in a request through ILLiad - InterLibrary Loan.

Your article will be delivered to you within 1-3 days, as a PDF so you can read it on your computer.


Welcome to some pointers to resources for research in Political Science. Immediately below this paragraph you'll find links to some databases we find helpful for this discipline. Please let me know if you have questions, additions to suggest, wish to arrange a research consultation with me, etc. You'll find my contact information in the Library Liaison box to the right of these screens. I look forward to working with you! -Tom

I want to call you attention to a great resource for statistical/demographic information you may find useful for your research and assignments:
PolicyMap "provides online GIS mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, job, and more in communities across the U.S. Access provided by the Department of Health Services." You can find the these tutorials on YouTube:
PolicyMap Quickstart
PolicyMap Tables
3-Layer Maps
I'm learning to use this resource and finding it quite interesting.

Additionally here are two US government websites that may be of interest to you: (open data on a variety of topics) ("Foreign assistance is aid given by the United States to other countries to support global peace, security, and development
efforts, and provide humanitarian relief during times of crisis. It is a strategic, economic, and moral imperative for the United States and vital to U.S. national security."

Essential Resources for Scholarly Journal Articles in Political Science

Please note: many of these databases have access either directly or via the "sfx find text link" to the full text. However, if you need an article that is not immediately available in full text, PLEASE request it using our InterLibrary Loan service named ILLiad (available in the box on the left of this screen). For assistance with that process check with anyone at the Reference Desk in the Library.

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