This LibGuide was created by a Librarian specifically for PS 101-Introduction to Political Science students. You will find an overview of the research process and links to databases, journals, and other resources that will help you as you investigate your topic.
If you need help with any part of the research process, email a librarian - there are links available on every page! - or use the Ask A Librarian form.
There are 6 steps to getting started with your research
To begin, go to the Starting Your Research guide and work through steps 1-4.
You need to locate reliable background information in order to
Here are a few great places to find background information:
Don't forget, research is an iterative process. You'll likely have to continue refining your topic, your search terms, and your resources throughout your project.
When you are ready for Step 6: Searching for Scholarly and Topic-Specific Sources, Click Resources on the left menu to begin!