This research guide is designed for students doing research in either Comparative or International Politics. Here are some general search tips for use in Primo and in our subject databases:
If you run into any problems, or need more assistance, don't hesitate to use the calendar to request a personal research session. If you cannot find a time when I am available, feel free to find a time on one of the other social science librarians' calendars!
Use our search interface Primo to find content across all sorts of formats and disciplines. You can limit to books in the left column after you have done a search. For more information on how to use Primo - check out our playlist on YouTube.
If you need somewhere to begin your research, here are some of the best bets for finding context for your research topic!
The databases below are the ones most frequently used by students doing political science research. The list starts with the politics-specific databases but also lists the many databases we have in related disciplines that often contain relevant sources. Politics is a very interdisciplinary thing, so looking at other databases is often very useful!
Databases for General International Politics and Government
Databases for International Military and Security Issues
Databases for International Policy and Issues