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Political Science

This guide is designed to help you locate resources for topics related to Political Science in the U.S.

Interlibrary Loan

If they're not available from MU Library, we can get you the books or articles you need from another library! Visit the Interlibrary Loan information page to get started!.

Why Use Books in Library Research?

Books and Ebooks can be very useful at the beginning of your project when you're doing background or in-depth research on a topic:

  • Reference books can help with definitions, pronunciation, basic facts 
  • Include detailed information on a topic as well as related issues
  • Provide overview and background
  • May include an index with quick access to key people, places, dates
  • Academic books rigorously researched and vetted

Finding Books at the MU Library

Searching With Subject Headings

Once you find a book on your topic, be sure to look at the book's subject heading. Following the link to this heading will take you to other books on your topic.

Screenshot of catalog record showing shelf location, book call number and subject heading.