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Political Science Generally: Getting Started

Intended for political science students and researchers

Introduction to This Guide

This guide introduces you to the Political Science resources available from the University of St. Thomas Libraries.  The background materials listed on this page will help you get started with your research.  Click on the tabs above to go to the specific areas of political science and see the related guides listed at the bottom of the page. Don't get stuck, get help!

Faculty - Linking to Library content from your course page

Instructions on linking library content in your Canvas courses or your website. Other cool tricks at this site.

Search for Books and eBooks

CLICsearch is the library catalog of six private colleges and universities in the Twin Cities, including Saint Thomas. Books from other campuses can be requested online and delivered to the UST library of your choice. My account

Worldcat Search - Simple

Search for an item in libraries nation-wide: >>

Use WorldCat to search for books nation-wide, and use the ILLIAD interlibrary loan system to get them sent here.

Politics on the Web


Click the GET IT button in any database to get the full text of an article.  If UST Libraries doesn't own it, you'll be given an option to request it from another library

More information

CLICsearch - Audio search

Finding Articles

General sources that will help you get started with your research:

Subject Guide

Finding Facts: Library encyclopedias and handbooks

Films on Demand - Streaming

Films on Demand

Watch streaming video titles in art, business, engineering, history, languages, literature, psychology, sociology, sciences and more. Thousands of full-length videos available. Advanced Search.

More Videos You Can Get from Home

VAST includes several thousand videos ranging from 2 minutes to 2 hours including snippets from famous speeches. Often includes transcripts.

Links to Other UST Research Guides

Check these out for more information and more recommended places to go.