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Political science

Use this guide to access key information and resources about political science.

Key databases

  Use these key databases to find journal articles: 

Dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks

These general reference works provide a broad overview of your issue or topic. 

Find introductory material using Library Search by combining a topic keyword with one of the materials type descriptors above, e.g. Political ideologies handbook.

Some good books to start with:

Getting started

  This guide will help you find key information and resources for your study and research in the field of political science.

Referencing styles

 Referencing is acknowledging other's work or ideas that you have used in your assignment. The School of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) uses UQ Harvard for author-date referencing style and Chicago 17th for footnote referencing style. Each of these styles has a UQ Library guide with details on how to reference different types of documents. POLSIS' School based Essay guide provides more information on the topic referencing as well as links to these 2 styles and it is required reading.