Disciplines & Professions: Political Science
About.com's Political Science Directory
Worldwide political information categorized by region, including the United States, Canada, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa; or topically, such as law, environment, international relations, advocacy groups, race and ethnicity, and public policy. In the Spotlight section features current national and international political news articles.
Academic Info's Political Science Gateway
Some regional categorizations include the United States, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, China, India, Russia, and Native American. Also contains links to political theory, anarchism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, resources, and organizations.
Open Directory's Political Science Directory
Topically divided into American government, comparative politics, foreign policy, public policy, and international relations. Subsequent information is more specifically subdivided according to focus.
Intended for journalists, political professionals, and students, you can search policy and political Web sites selected by Web editors, browse links to the latest political news, and skim the latest political headlines.
Political Science Resources on the Web
Very comprehensive University of Michigan site lays out a long list of detailed topics that reduces needless clicking on progressively less-vague menus. A wide variety of materials, including document archives, information resources, statistics, news, court decisions, and more available.
Use this site to obtain updated information about politics today. Contains links to the latest polls, nationwide election news at various levels, candidate information, media-bytes, political columns/editorials, and political humor. Searchable directory also mainly contains materials with current news and perspectives.
Search Engine Guide's Political Science Links
Research-oriented guide directs you to numerous sites and directories regarding international affairs as well as United States politics and public policy. Majority of sites tend to be information-based, rather than opinion-based, and include university department resources and international governmental sites.
Yahoo!'s Political Science Directory
A nice selection of links to political science sites and categories that are both national and international in focus. Several feature conference and seminar papers and annotated bibliographies that may be useful to students.
International Political Science Abstracts (International Political Science Association, available through SilverPlatter)
Indexes and abstracts articles from more than 800 political science journals and yearbooks. Sources cover 1989 to the present.
Political Science and Government Abstracts (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
Abstracts political science related sources from 1975 to the present. Some recent entries include links to full text.
A Bibliography of Contents: Political Science and Government. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1975-.
Indexes current articles from periodicals in political science and related disciplines. Covers more than 300 international journals. Subject and title indices provided.
Goodin, Robert E., and Hans-Dieter Klingemann, eds. A New Handbook of Political Science. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1996.
Essays provide an overview of the foundations, history, and current issues in political science. Organized by subdivisions within political science. Essays include references. Includes both a subject index and a name index.
International Political Science Abstracts. Paris: International Political Science Organization, 1951-.
Includes bibliographical information and abstracts on journal articles in the field. Organized by topic and alphabetically by author. Provides a subject index.
Levy, Leonard W., and Kenneth L. Karst, eds. Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2000.
Alphabetical listing of articles related specifically to the Constitution. Covers related court cases. Includes a glossary. Also includes case, name, and subject indices.
Magill, Frank N., ed. Survey of Social Science: Government and Politics Series. 5 vols. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem, 1995.
Designed for general readers. More than 300 articles are organized alphabetically. Each includes an annotated bibliography and cross-references.
Pennings, Paul, Hans Keman, and Jan Kleinnijenhuis. Doing Research in Political Science. London: Sage, 1999.
Intended as a course-book to provide undergrads with an overview of using comparative methods and statistics in doing research. An index is included, as well as an extensive bibliography.
Plano, Jack C., and Milton Greenberg. The American Political Dictionary. 9th ed. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1993.
Offers definitions and discusses the importance of roughly 1,300 terms, court cases, issues, and statutes relevant to American politics. Entries organized topically. Index is provided.