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Political Science: Articles and News

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Use these search engines to find materials on politics, international affairs, and policy.  Although these search tools are multidisciplinary, check the other tabs on this page for focused search tools in the areas of  business, development, and sustainability.

Related Research Guides include: International Affairs and Federal Government.

Use these search engines to find materials on business, development, and sustainability.  Although these search tools are multidisciplinary, check the other tabs on this page for focused search tools in the areas of political science and international affairs.

Related Research Guides include: BusinessEconomics, Sustainability, and Environmental Research across Disciplines.

Related Research Guides include: Sustainability and Environmental Research across Disciplines.


Related Research Guides include Education, Sociology, and Public Health.

Below you'll find links to both current and historical news sources.  PressReader is a great resource for anyone planning to travel or study abroad!  It provides newspapers and magazines from over 60 countries, many in their original languages (translation of some titles available).

The Library provides access to a broad range of journals in the areas of international affairs, political science, and law.  The titles listed here are representative of materials in our collections.

If you don't find an issue you need, please let us know.  Some older titles may be available as print only; also there are alternative vendors for e-journals.  You may request electronic copies of articles unavailable at NU through our Interlibrary Loan services.

Many library search engines provide a peer-reviewed selection box.  Once clicked, this feature limits search results to scholarly, peer-reviewed materials.  A number of discovery tools for peer-reviewed literature are provided under the tabs to the right.

Use Ulrich's Web to find information about a journal, including its type (i.e., trade, consumer, scholarly, peer-reviewed).    In Ulrich's, the referee's shirt indicates peer-reviewed content.

Check out our new Research Tutorials!

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Try these few basic tips and tricks to improve search results.  For additional help, check out our Top Ten Search Tips!

  • Don't limit search results to full-text articles only!  Use the library branded "check for full-text" links
  • Where available and appropriate, do limit searches to retrieve only peer-reviewed articles.
  • Put several similar terms together to increase search results, using the connector "or"...political participation or political activism; human trafficking or forced labor.
  • Use additional terms to reduce search results; use the connector "and" political polarization and gridlock or supreme court and campaign finance.
  • Too many results?  Try placing "quotation marks" around phrases. Many search engines, look for the individual words as well as the phrases; these search engines include Scholar OneSearch, Google Scholar, JSTOR, and Social Science Premium among others.
  • Use truncation (usually *) to retrieve different word endings  global* = global, globally, globalize, globalization, globalisation, etc.
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Need more help?

Please e-mail Roxanne Palmatier, library contact for Political Science and International Affairs.