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No library has access to everything ~ if they did, where would they put it?  Because of this most libraries will share the resources they have with other libraries. This is called InterLibrary Loan.


Recently Added Politics/Law Books

Click here for a list of recently added politics/law books.

Link to United States Code online

The Law Revision Counsel has redesigned this site, enhancing the search tools.  It includes the entire text of the United States Code.


Getting Started

Welcome to the Politics subject guide.  This guide will direct you to the various resources available for research in the area of politics.  Although it is not comprehensive, it will point you to the most useful databases, journals, books and reference sources, and online information.  It will assist you in both basic and advanced research.  Updating is done periodically so keep an eye out for information about new resources and search tips.  

Use the tabs above to find out more specific information about the various resources for politics.

Getting Started...

Looking for articles? Try Full-Text Journals or the Databases or Journals tabs above.

Looking for books?  You can find books by using our online catalog or you may want to browse the shelf.  Print books on politics and related subjects are located in the "J" section on the second floor of Blakley Library.  Below is a more detailed breakdown of subject areas:

J       General legislative and executive papers
JA     Political science (general)
JC     Political theory
JF     Political institutions and public administration
JJ     Political institutions and public administration (North America)
JL     Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America,

JN    Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
JQ    Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia,
            Pacific Area, etc.)

JS     Local government.  Municipal government.
JV     Colonies and colonization.  Emigration and immigration.  International

JZ     International relations


Politics Subject Guide

Need assistance finding politics resources?  Contact Susan Vaughan, the Blakley Library politics subject specialist at or 972-721-4130. 

Additionally, research assistance is available at the Blakley Library Help Desk, or 972-721-5315.


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