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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 via Summit

Summit is a Library service that allows you to access to print materials and media from libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

To place a Summit request:

  1. Search for the book or media item in our Library catalog
  2. Click the item's title
  3. Under "Get it," click "Sign in" next to "U Idaho Users Sign-In for Request Options"
  4. Enter your U of I NetID credentials
  5. Click "Place Summit request"
  6. Fill out the request form, then click "Submit"
    • You will receive an email when your item is ready to be picked up

Use Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a Library service that allows you to request materials, such as articles or books, that are neither owned by the UI Library nor available through Summit.

Interlibrary Loan is free.

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

To place an Interlibrary Loan request:

  1. Search for the item you would like to request using the Library catalog
  2. If this item does not appear in the search results, visit the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) website
  3. Click 'ILLiad Login'
  4. Enter your U of I - NetID credentials
  5. Under 'New Request,' click the item type
  6. Fill-in the required fields, then click on 'Submit'
    • You will receive an email when your item is ready to pick-up or download