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Political Science Research Guide: Find Books

This guide will help you find scholarly resources for researching a topic in your Political Science courses.

Find Books and Videos



Open Austin Library Catalog

Interested in physically browsing our collections for information on political science? Go to the General Collection, Reference Collection, Video Collection, or New Books Shelf (2nd & 3rd floors) of Woodward Library and look up the following call number ranges. 

Please Note: this list does not represent all titles or subjects of  interest available for research in political science. Consult the library's online catalog, Austin, for additional areas of interest. 

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

JZ       International relations

For a complete listing of all LC Call Numbers, go to the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

Resources with Electronic Books

Many of the books in these collections will appear in search results from the catalog search above.  They may also be searched individually using the links provided below.  

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