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POLS 200: Approaches to Political Science (Wilkerson)

Librarian: Michelle Hendley

Other Selected Electronic Reference Sources

CQ Almanac: 1945-2013

CQ Almanac offers original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session. Arranged thematically, the Almanac organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress and in national politics.

CQ Congress & the Nation

Search for titles in Sage Knowledge. Comprehensive coverage of Congressional action from 1945 to 2008. Includes tables, charts, and graphs.

CQ Guide to U.S. Elections (6th edition)

Search for title in Sage Knowledge. Comprehensive coverage of every major aspect of federal and gubernatorial elections throughout U.S. history. Narratives describe the evolution of U.S. elections, the development of the party system, and campaign finance.

CQ Guide to U.S. Elections (7th edition)

The CQ Press Guide to U.S. Elections, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive, two-volume reference providing information on the U.S. electoral process, in-depth analysis on specific political eras and issues, and everything in between.

Finding Scholarly Print and Electronic Books in Milne Library

To search for books in Milne Library, click on the Search tab on the library’s home page. Then select Advanced Search. Then click on Sign in and login using your SUNY Oneonta username and password.  Once signed in, select Library Catalog and change Material Type from All items to Books. Enter search terms and click on SEARCH.

You can limit your search results to Available online (e-books) or Held by Library (print books).  Library staff will retrieve physical books from the collection for students.

Finding Scholarly Journal Articles

Political Science Databases

General Databases with Political Science Scholarly Journal Articles

Other Resources

Finding a Copy of an Article from a Database

Locating the full text of the article in electronic form

Full text articles available directly in databases are indicated by HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text.  Full text articles available with the wording Linked Full Text are available in another database.  Clicking on the link will connect either to the full text article or the other database.

Requesting an article on interlibrary loan

If you find an article from a periodical that is not available at Milne Library, you can request the article using the library’s interlibrary loan service.  See a librarian for help. 

Finding an Article in a Specific Journal

  • Use the Journals tab on the library home page. 
  • Enter the title of the journal or magazine, for example, Journal of Political Science, in the search box. 
  • Look for the journal title in the results list.
  • Online journals are available through the link, Available Online.  If the journal is in print, its availability and location in the library will be indicated. 
  • To obtain an online copy of an article, click on the Available Online link and go to the section, Full text availability, and click on an appropriate database.
  • Link to the correct issue of the periodical (note the year, issue, volume number, and page numbers of the article).

Finding Book Reviews in Scholarly Journals

Go to the library’s web page. Enter the following in the search box under SEARCH EVERYTHING: the title of the book (place the title in quotation marks), the search term “review,” and connect the title and “review” with the Boolean operator “and.”  

For example: “Congressional Primary Electionsand review

Go to the left-hand side of the screen and limit search to peer-reviewed Journals.  Then click on APPLY FILTERS.  

Evaluating Information Sources

Teaching in the Age of Alternative Facts

Milne Library’s guide to spotting fake news, evaluating resources, and fact-checking.

Georgetown University: Evaluating Internet Resources

Georgetown University Library’s guide to evaluating Internet resources.

Evaluate Internet Sources: The CRAAP Test

Video on evaluating Internet sources using the CRAAP test: Currency, Relevance Authority, Accuracy and Purpose.  From the University of Texas at El Paso.

Is this source of information good?

A list of the evaluation criteria of the CRAAP test.  From Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

Revised September 1, 2020