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Political Science: Books

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

Finding Political Science books at the U of L Library

Search the Library Catalogue to find books, government documents, audio-visuals, and online resources.

Search Tips:

  • If you know the item you want, search by title or author.
  • If you are looking for information on a topic, search by keyword or by subject heading.
  • Subject Headings are terms assigned to each item to describe its content, using a set of standards that is applied to all items in the database. Below are a few of the standard subject headings used to describe content in area of political science:
    • Political science
    • Political science - Philosophy
    • Political psychology
    • Political sociology
    • Political Parties - - Liberals (or other political party)
    • United States - - Politics and government
    • International relations
    • Representative government and representation
    • Public administration
    • World politics
    • Elections
  • To locate relevant Subject Headings for your topic, start with an Advanced Keyword search (e.g., for the topic American-Canadian relations: search for international relations AND America AND Canada). Scan your results and choose a record that is relevant. Scroll to the bottom of that record and examine the hyperlinked Subject Headings. Click on the Subject Heading that best describes your topic.
  • You may also wish to browse the Library’s print collections. Many of the political science books and journals are shelved in the following call number ranges:
    • J (legislative and executive papers)
    • JA (general political science)
    • JC (political theory)
    • JF (general political institutions)
    • JK (US political institutions)
    • JL (North & South American political institutions – not US)
    • JN (European political institutions)
    • JQ (Asian, African, & Australian political institutions
    • JS (local and municipal government)
    • JV (emigration and immigration)
    • JZ (international relations)
    • KE (Canadian law and legislation)
    • KZ (international law)


Video – Searching the Catalogue

The Library Catalogue