Political Science and Public Administration: Start Guide for Research

Select a Database

To search for articles, select one of the databases listed below, or return to the Research Hub and browse the Databases by Subject to select the most appropriate subject database for your topic.

Before using a databases make sure you understand the type of content a database provides. For example CQ Researcher provides in-depth reports on current topics written by professional journalists; these reports can be great for topic development and understanding an issue in more depth (and they have some nice bibliographies of sources). However the reports are not scholarly articles.  Academic Search has a mix of scholarly articles along with newspapers and magazines and professional publications.  JSTOR is a database of primarily all scholar journals (with a spattering of books) and it's great for finding book reviews.

Find Articles (Step-by-Step Guide)

This "How do I..." guide will instruct you on how to locate articles through the WSU Databases and request articles from other libraries:

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