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Political Science Research Resources

Recommended library and research resources for Political Science topics

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Political Science Statistics in the News

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The New York Times for Current Awareness

With so many news and social media choices, it can be hard to keep up with specific topics.  The New York Times' "Times Topics" pulls together news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published about specific topics on

Select Times Topics include:

Review the full list for additional Times Topics of interest.

CQ Researcher(for background)

To supplement your course readings and discussions, learn more about a topic through CQ Researcher which provides analysis and commentary on current and controversial issues in the news. Topics covered include health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.  Features :

  • Contains in-depth reports on political and/or social issues.
  • Is about the length of a news magazine, but it only covers one topic in-depth
  • Is useful for getting a very quick, brief snapshot of the history of an issue and ideas for further exploration
  • Has an excellent bibliography section for some “hand-picked” links to more information

Use the Browse Topics option to review full reports, or search by keyword on your own research topic.