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Resource Guide:

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Socialism, Communism, Utopias, AnarchismHX
General Legislative and Executive PapersJ
Political Science (General)JA
Political Theory, Theory of the StateJC
Constitutional History, Political Institutions, AdministrationJF
Political institutions and public administration (United States)JK
Political institutions and public administration (Americas)JL
Political institutions and public administration (Europe)JN
Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia…)JQ
Local GovernmentJS
Colonies and colonization, Emigration and immigrationJV
International Law/RelationsJX-JZ
Law (General)K
Law (United States)KF

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Politics
  • Communication in Politics
  • Marxism
  • Political Parties
  • Common Good
  • Communitarianism
  • Political Science
  • Civics
  • Anarchism
  • Political Science‚ Philosphy
  • Authoritarianism
  • Citizenship
  • Comparative Government
  • Authority
  • Radicalism
  • Constitutions
  • Bureaucracy
  • Social Contract
  • Democracy
  • Public Opinion
  • Individualism
  • Democratization
  • Conservatism
  • Utopia/Utopianism
  • Elections
  • Socialism
  • Republicanism
  • Liberalism
  • Christianity and Politics
  • Imperialism
  • Right and Left
  • Islam and Politics
  • State Rights

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
American presidency: origins and development, 1776-2007JK 11 .M56
Birth of the Bill of Rights: encyclopedia of the AntifederalistsREF E 302 .W35
The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance PhilosophyDG 533 .R44
Encyclopedia of Latin American politicsREF F 1410 .E56
Encyclopedia of the Cold WarREF D 843 .A668
From freedom fighters to terrorists: women and political violenceHQ 1121 .E24
How people view democracyJC 423 .H7535
International politicsJZ 1242 .I574
Inventing the “American way”: the politics of consensus…E 743 .W355
News: the politics of illusionPN 4888 .P6 B46
Party politics in AmericaJK 2265 .H477
Politics in FranceDC 369 .H317
Political philosophyJA 71 .S476
Red state, blue state, rich state, poor state: why Americans vote…JK 1976 .G45
Rise of Conservatism in America, 1945-2000JC 573.2 .U6 S83
A Soviet lexicon: important concepts, terms, and phrasesREF DK 266.3 .L27

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • American political science review
  • American Prospect
  • Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
  • British journal of political science
  • Commentary
  • Constellations: an international journal of critical and democratic theory
  • Dissent
  • Good society: a PEGS journal
  • Journal of Political Ideologies
  • Journal of Political Philosophy
  • Journal of politics
  • Nation
  • National Review
  • New Republic
  • Perspectives on politics
  • Philosophy and Public Affairs
  • Politics & society
  • Public choice
  • Reason
  • Review of politics
  • PS, political science and politics

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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