The library has lots of resources for people doing research in Political Science. This guide will point out the ones that I think will be most useful .
If you have any ideas about how to make this guide better, please get in contact with me (my contact information is just to the right).
Political Science is a broad field of study which is typically broken down into many sub-fields including Political Philosophy, the Role and Operations of the State, the Role of Law, Politics & Elections, Theories of Political Behavior, National [e.g.Canadian] Government and Politics, Public Administration and International Relations. Given the breadth of the field, it is not surprising that what you use to do research depends upon which area of the discipline you are covering. In particular:
If what you need to locate is Journal Articles, you will need to use a Database to locate them. As the library has many databases of relevance to different types of Political Science Topics, the Databases section of this guide is broken down into different areas of Political Science and will recommend important databases for specific areas.
This guide also provides you with sections that discuss how to find specific types of resources - like Books, Journal Articles, Legal Resources, Polling Data, News, Government Documents, etc.