Political Science

Navigate library resources for research in political science, policy studies, government information and more.

Library Guide for Politics, Technology and the Media

1. Search the Library Collections

Tool: Catalyst (books, articles and more)

2. Search Beyond the Library Collections

Tool: WorldCat, Borrow Direct, ILL and Document Delivery

3. Search Newspaper and Media


1) Catalyst Newspaper Search: Proquest newspapers, both historical and current; limit by year or publication or topic

2) Three Major Newspapers with full digital subscription: Financial Times; New York Times; Wall Street Journal

3) Nexis Uni: strong coverage from 1980s to current; covers major US and international news sources, blogs, radio transcripts; "Negative Search"

4) Newspapers.com Academic: largest newspaper archive; strong in archival and regional news sources

5) 19th Century US Newspapers: one of the historical newspapers archive by Gale; can do word frequency (sample search James Monroe)

6) Ancestry Library: contains old newspapers in addition to genealogy materials

Films and TVs

1) Kanopy: covers documentaries and feature films; browse to Political Science

2) Academic Video Online: documentaries, films, TV programs (view by channel); search "President"

3) Youtube

4. Opinion Polls

1) Roper iPoll

2) Polling the Nations