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Political Science: Finding Books

This guide will help you find the best print and electronic tools for researching American and International subjects in Political Science.

Search Tips

Recommended strategies for searching the catalog.

Politics and Government

Some Library of Congress classifications for Political Science:

J - General Legislative Papers

JA - Political Science

JC - Political Theory

JZ - International Relations

Searching by subject means you must use the correct subject heading assigned to the book. If you aren't sure of the subject heading, do a keyword search instead and you will find the right subject headings in the catalog record of each book. Use advanced search to limit your search to certain time periods or types of materials. 

Subject Headings for Presidential Elections

Presidents -  [subdivide geographically] - Election - [subdivide by date]

Example: Presidents - United States - Election - 2016

Subject Headings for some issues related to elections and voting

Women presidential candidates - United States

Election forecasting - United States

Campaign funds - United States - Law and Legislation

Primaries - United States - Law and Legislation


Classic Library Catalog & OneSearch Video Tutorials

► The Classic Library Catalog search is the most efficient way to find books (print & electronic) that Fordham definitively owns. 

 Looking for ebooks only? Select the "Online Resources" option under the library dropdown limiter before your press Search in the catalog:

Shows Online Resources Limiter from Catalog Search Page


► OneSearch aggregates books Fordham owns plus some articles from databases. It also includes bibliographic records for content that Fordham does not own.

WorldCat / OCLC FirstSearch

Find items outside of Fordham with WorldCat / OCLC FirstSearch, a platform searching across the largest network of library collections around the world.

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