Political Science Research Guide
This research guide is specifically designed to help FDU students to use our library resources for their study in the field of political science.
On our book shelves
International encyclopedia of political science Call no. Ref. JA61 .I58 2011
The Statesman's yearbook Call no. Ref. JA51 .S7
Political handbook of the world Call no. Ref. JF37 .P61
Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey Call no. Ref. JK3531 .M3
Encyclopedia of global studies Call no. Ref. JZ1318 .E626 2012 This set is also in our ebook collection.
Reference books are excellent tools for picking a good topic or checking on a particular issue. In FDU libraries, reference books can be checked out for short period of time. Please check with the reference librarian.
Mainly the books on political science are in the section of J.
In case you look for a specific item, you need to use our online catalog - the CoolCat.
In our ever-expanding ebook collection, there are many titles on political science available to you 24/7. Off-campus access requires a valid FDU webmail ID and password.
Dictionary of political science and international relations English-Spanish, Spanish-English = Diccionario de ciencias poli´ticas y relaciones internacionales : Ingle´s-Castellano, Castellano-Ingle´s (Yes! This one is in both English and Spanish)
The Blackwell dictionary of political science a user's guide to its terms
The Palgrave Macmillan dictionary of political thought
Dictionary of politics and government
Our online databases are available 24/7. Most of them can be accessed from off-campus. This means you will be able to connect to our databases from home or office with your FDU webmail ID and password.
Plus many multi-disciplinary databases such as
Detailed data on campaign contributions and expenditures by candidates, parties, and committees.
From the U.S. Census Bureau, these datasets contain a variety of information from household income to ethnic and racial profiles of various groups across the country.
Home of the US government’s open data and includes Federal, state and local data, tools, and resources to conduct research.
Cooperative program between the states and the Census Bureau that was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments
Data sets for US politics: campaign finance, lobbying, 527s, and candidate's personal finances.
The Policy Agendas Project collects and organizes data from various archived sources to trace changes in the national policy agenda and public policy outcomes since the Second World War.
Contains a standard 'core' of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest.
Data on voting, public opinion, and political participation to serve the needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists
The MacroDataGuide is a tool that has been especially developed by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services to save researchers and students time and energy in their search for high quality social science macro data.
The Quality of Government Institute - QoG Datasets
See codebook for comprehensive list of links to political science datasets on pretty much any political topic you can think of.
The Supreme Court Database is the definitive source for U.S. Supreme Court data. The Database contains over two hundred pieces of information about each case decided by the Court between the 1946 and 2011 terms.
Links to a large collection of social science research data
Search for words or phrases in the title field, by investigator, by study number or in all fields of this huge collection of data sets at the University of Michigan.
Prepared by Sean Chen, Feb 2014