Carina Chernisky is the Librarian for the Social Sciences division. Contact her for one-on-one guidance.
-Other Research Guides by Carina
Before you start thinking about topics, it's important that you understand your assignment guidelines. Thoroughly read through any instructions that were given to you and your syllabus, noting any restrictions and/or suggestions. If you have any questions, be sure to ask your instructor.
✓ Consider your course, and its larger field of study - what about it interests you?
✓ Review your textbook and note any chapters or subjects that you'd like to investigate further.
✓ What's happening in the world today that significantly impacts YOU? Through the lens of your course and assignment, how might you explore it? Utilize CQ Researcher to browse trending issues.
Reference sources, like encyclopedias and dictionaries, are a great place to start your research because their articles provide a broad overview of your topic. From these sources, you can extract keywords for further searching.
This list is not exhaustive, but is intended to give you an idea of what is available.
✓ American Biographies: American Political Leaders
✓ American Governance
✓ Handbook of Global Environmental Politics
✓ The Politics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)
See more reference ebooks about POLITICAL SCIENCE.
Our reference collection (print) is located on the second floor. Look for the shelf marked REFERENCE. These books are for library-use only. Generally speaking, items related to the topic of Psychology have call numbers in the range of JA-JZ, so start in that area if you're browsing. Listed below are some of the titles you'll find in our Reference Collection.
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