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POSC 204: How American Campaigns and Elections Work (and Don't Work)

Professor Brian Harrison - Fall 2022

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Tip: Usually, it's helpful to start a search trying out lots of synonyms for your topic.  Then, narrow your search using the precise classifications (or subject headings) each database uses to sort its articles into categories.

Political Science and International Relations

The following are core databases (electronic indexes) of political science journal articles. 


These are some of the core Political Science journals you might find relevant to your search.  Keep in mind, however, that this list is simply to get you started and the important journals will vary depending on your topic.

Locate the full text of a journal using the Gould Library A-Z List.

General American Politics Journals

Political Behavior & Electoral Studies Journals

Social Sciences

Your topic may be covered in other disciplinary databases so here are some suggested places to look.


Search broad, interdisciplinary databases in order to find articles from areas in which you might not have thought to look.