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Getting Books & Articles Delivered . . .

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If you have have questions, need help with your research or would like to make a suggestion about the resources or presentation of this guide, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Topics of Interest & Other Helpful Guides

Additional subject specific resources are available through subject guides in:

International Affairs/International Studies
Political Science

Public Service and Administration

For region-specific information, there are also area studies subject guides in: 

Africana Studies
East & SE Asian Studies
Hispanic Resources
Race & Ethnic Studies

Keeping Track of Library Resources and Research Materials...

Set up your Bookbag to create and save lists of databases or journals for specific topical research.  RefWorks will help organize your research and citations, making them accessible from any computer and allowing you to generate bibliographies easily in established formats.

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Getting Online Course Readings and Textbooks . . .

Library Reserves provides a print collection of textbooks as well as electronic access to articles, chapters and other course materials (including streaming videos) at If textbooks or print materials are on reserve at a campus library, their location and status will also indicated.

The first time you login, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Login with your NetID
  • On the left, click on Search Classes
  • Enter the instructor's name OR the Department and Course Number
  • From the list, click Add Class

It will only be necessary to do this the first time. Thereafter, the course will be listed in the Main Menu when you login.

For access to videos that your instructor has put on the streaming system, go to and login with your NetID.

Citing Your Work: APSA Style

In almost all cases, the American Political Science Association (APSA) citation style is prescribed in this subject area. Check your syllabus and/or with your instructor to confirm their preference.

This brief two-page guide highlights the most used types of resources:

APSA Citation Style Handout

See the guides below for help citing specific kinds of materials used for your research.

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