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How to Find Political Science Books

In the Library of Congress classification system used by the Whitworth Library, political science books in both the main collection and reference (non-circulating) collection are shelved under call numbers beginning with these letters:

General political science, political theory
Political institutions and public administration (general)
Political institutions and public administration: specific countries and regions
Local government
Colonization, emigration & immigration
International relations

To search for both print books and e-books owned by the library, use the Library Catalog tab above.  E-books can also be found via the Electronic Books tab above.

Citing Your Sources

The style mainly used for Political Science is:

However, you should follow the instructions given by your professor, editor, or journal first. See the Citation Resources page for more detailed information on citation styles.