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Finding Political Science books at the U of L Library
Library Catalogue to find books, government documents, audio-visuals, and online resources.
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 - Philosophy
Political Parties - - Liberals (or other political party)
United States - - Politics and government
Representative government and representation
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