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Political Science

A research guide to introduce you to the field of political science. You'll find the materials, search tools, and other resources you need to start your research. If you need any assistance, please contact your librarian.

Find Books @ Foley

You can find books and other physical items by using the Library Search on the library websiteOnce you search for your title or topic, select Availability: Available in the Library to narrow your results to physical items. To further narrow your results, select Resource Type: Books.

To locate call numbers in Foley Center Library, see our guide for Call Number Locations.

Political Science Call Numbers

Below are the major sections of Library of Congress call numbers for Political Science. You can go to these letters on the library shelves and you will find the books about each subject area. To locate call numbers in Foley Center Library, see our guide for Call Number Locations.

 

Call Number Topic
J General legislative and executive papers
JA Political science (General)
JC Political theory
JF Political institutions and public administration
JJ Political institutions and public administration (North America)
JK Political institutions and public administration (United States)
JL Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)
JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
JQ Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
JS Local government.  Municipal government
JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration.  International migration
JX International law, see JZ and KZ
JZ International relations

For a more specific breakdown of the call numbers see the Library of Congress Classification Online: J subclasses

Resources Beyond Foley

If you can't find a book or a book chapter you need at Foley Library, check WorldCat which contains books in libraries worldwide.  You can order books or book chapters via InterLibrary Loan easily after setting up an ILL account with Foley library.  The world is your library!

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