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Political Science: Books

Resources in Political Science

Finding Books

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Searching the Library Catalog by Subject

It's usually best to start with a keyword search, but subject headings applied to relevant books can help to refine your results. Open the item record of a book that interests you.  Scroll down to the clickable subject headings, and run another search to explore similar books.

You can also browse the headings associated with a particular topic as a way of getting started with your research.

Library Catalog

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Browsing by Call Number

 Most books in the Political Science field fall within the J call number range located on Ramsey Library's Upper Level:

  • J1 - Political Science (General legislative and executive papers)
  • JA1 - Political Science (Collections and general works)
  • JC11 - Political theory. Theory of the state
  • JF20 - Constitutional history and administration (General and Comparative)
  • JK1 - Constitutional history and administration (United States)
  • JL1 - Constitutional history and administration (Canada and Latin America)
  • JN1 - Constitutional history and administration (Europe)
  • JQ1 - Constitutional history and administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania)
  • JS3 - Local government
  • JV1 - Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration
  • JX1 - International law. International relations
  • JZ2 - International relations
Other relevant areas include:
  • K1 - Law (General)
  • KD1 - Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
  • KE1 - Law of Canada
  • KF1 - Law of the United States (Federal law)
  • KFA1 - Law of the individual states (Alabama through New York)
  • KFN7400 - Law of North Carolina
  • KFN8600 - Law of individual states (North Dakota through Wyoming)
  • KG1 - Law of Latin America
  • KH1 - Law of South America
  • KJ1 - Law of Europe
  • KL1 - Law of Asia
  • KZ1 - Law of nations
  • HA1 - Statistics
  • HB1 - Economics
  • HC10 - Economic history and conditions by region or country
  • HD28 - Economic history and conditions (General)
  • HJ9 - Public finance

Series titles in PS

Monographic Series offer a more detailed list of books in our General Collection. Often the individual titles under the main series title are catalogued with separate Library of Congress call numbers. Check out:

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