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Political Science: Getting Started

This is a guide to selected library resources supporting research in Political Science degree programs.

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Samantha Peter
Coe Library
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Office 304M
Laramie, WY 82070


Welcome to the Political Science Research Guide! This is a great starting place if you are writing a research paper on political science topics. You can find resources about primary sources, books, data, government information, and more. Remember you can always set up an appointment with a librarian for help!

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher is a great way to get an introduction summary of topics related to politics. You can find a great summary along with a section on both sides of the argument. This is a good first stop when considering a topic for your research. 

Library Catalogs

UW Libraries QuickSearch: includes the collections of the University Libraries, UW Law Library, and the American Heritage Center. Searches almost everything.

Use this QuickSearch link to search Books, E-Books & Media.

Lastly, use this QuickSearch link to search Course Reserves.

Interlibrary Loan: UW students, faculty and staff can request books, journal volumes, journal articles and other materials, regardless of whether it is available in the UW Libraries, online or in libraries around the world. A free service! Interlibrary Loan link.

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