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Research Guides

Political Science: Find Books

Need help? Reach out to Jylisa Doney (Social Sciences Librarian) for assistance.

Search the Library Catalog

The Library Catalog is the best place to find books and ebooks.

Type your topic into the search box to start your research.

Browse the Shelves

Use the call numbers below and our library floor maps to browse books related to political science.

Description Call #
Political science (general) JA 1 - 92
Political theory, the state JC 11 - 605
Political institutions and public administration JF 20 - 2112
Political institutions (North America) JJ 1000 -1019
Political institutions (United States) JK 1 - 9993
Political institutions (Canada, Latin America, etc.) JJ 1000 -1019
Political institutions (Europe) JN 1 - 9689
Political institutions (Asia, Africa, Australia, etc.) JQ 21 - 6651
Local government, municipal government JS 39 - 8500
Colonization, immigration, migration JV 1 - 9480
International relations JZ 5 - 6530

Request a Book

  1. Locate your book by searching our library catalog
  2. To view availability, click on Find it, and then Request (if the item is not available in our library) 
  3. Enter your U of I NetID credentials
  4. Verify that your request is complete and submit
  5. You will be notified when your book has arrived

Use Interlibrary Loan

First time users: Visit the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) website to set-up your ILL account

  1. Locate the book you would like to request using the library catalog
  2. If the book is not available, or checked, click on Find it, and then Request
  3. Enter your U of I NetID credentials
  4. Verify book request to make sure all necessary fields are complete, and submit
  5. A record of the request should appear on your account page