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Political Science

Guide to resources and research strategies in Political Science.

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Elizabeth Salmon
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In this guide, you will find suggestions for resources, tools, and strategies relevant to courses and research projects in political science. Use the menu on the left to navigate through the different sections of this guide. 

If you would like assistance with locating resources, search strategies, topic development, or have any other questions, please reach out by email or schedule a consultation

At Vassar, political science courses fall within the four major subfields of the discipline:

  • American politics, comparative politics, international politics, political theory

As such, the resources in this guide will help you with your work in these areas. 

Key Political Science Databases