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Political Science: Journal Articles

A University of Lethbridge Library guide to Political Science research and resources

Search techniques & strategies

Finding Journal Articles

The most current information and research on any academic topic is generally found in articles. To find articles in journals, newspapers and magazines (also dissertations, conference proceedings, government documents, and book chapters), search in the Library’s indexes and abstracts.

Most indexes allow you to search for articles by keyword, subject, author, and title. Indexes and databases provide citations (information on where the articles were published) and short summaries or descriptions of the articles. Many also provide links to the full-text of the articles.

The Library’s indexes and databases can be accessed both on and off campus through the Library’s Home Page. Click on the tabs Articles By Subject, By Title, or By Type located in the middle of the Home Page.

The most relevant indexes for finding information on Political Science have been listed under Indexes by Subject. However Political Science is multidisciplinary in nature. Many more indexes are available and may be useful to you, depending on your specific topic. Be prepared to search more than one index.

Important: Access to most of the Library’s indexes and databases is restricted to UofL students, faculty and staff. Off campus users will be required to enter their email usernames and passwords in order to connect.