The area known as Sovereign State deals with issues related to how Governments in specific geographic areas operate. This area includes:
|Political Systems / Forms of Government (Autocratic, Theocratic, Democratic, Communism, Government in Exile, etc.)|
|Branches of Government|
|Separation of Powers|
|Public Administration (Civil Service, Legal & Law Enforcement Agencies)|
|Political Interest Groups|
|Role of Law|
Many Interdisciplinary Databases will provide you with information on these topics. In particular you should consider:
History Databases - on the other hand - should be consulted if the Government in question is in the past (e.g. Nazi Germany). Databases of relevance to these topics include:
For Journal Articles dealing with:
Some Databases that will provide inforamation about the political rights and political participation of different groups include:
There are a few good places to look for journal articles in the areas of Political Theory and Political Philosophy. These include:
At times, you may be looking fo a Historical Treatment of any one of these topics. If you need this type of information consult one of the following History Databases:
For Current Information about ongoing issues related to Public Adminstration consult the News Listings in this Libguide.
For access to Legal Documents pertaining to specific countries, consult the Legal Resources listed in this Libguide.
After searching a Database, you may need to learn if an article cited is in a journal held by the library.
To learn if the library owns the journal, search our Journal Titles List.
If a journal is not in our collection, you can still get the article via Inter-Library Loans.
If you are a student or faculty member at Brandon University, you can access databases from off campus.
If you are accessing the library's web site from off campus, most links on the library's web site will first take you to the Proxy Authentication Page, where you can log in with your Brandon University username and password. Once you have logged in, you will be taken to the destination of the link. You should only have to log in once per session.
To log in, you will need your Brandon University username and password - the same username and password you use to log into the Brandon University network when you're on campus. If you have not claimed your username and password or you are having trouble logging in with those, you should contact the Brandon University Help Desk (Phone 571-8500 Monday -Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM).
For more information, see the Off-Campus Access Page