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Comparative and International Politics: Books and eBooks

This is a research guide for students doing research in Comparative and International Politics. This guide should be of use for students researching country information, international relations, comparative politics, democratization and more.

Search Tips for Politics

Good searching can shorten your research time significantly. Here are my top five tips for Politics researchers:

  • When researching people (or two word countries), put the name in quotes "Nelson Mandela" or "South Africa"
  • When researching countries, truncate: 'Mexic*' will find items that have 'Mexico' AND ones with 'Mexican'.
  • Be specific: A search for 'female suicide bombers.' is much better  than one for 'terrorist methods.'
  • Use the various ways of limiting a search that appear on your results screen - most interfaces let you limit by publication date, subject, format and more. Use these to narrow your results list as much as possible.
  • Finally, ZSR Librarians are very skilled in helping you find the best search for your topic - just request a meeting!

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