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Starting Your Research
This research guide gives you links to some of the major databases and library resources that you can use when doing research in the field of political science.
You will find many resources listed on the tabs of this guide. To look for journal articles and newspaper articles, you can start with Worldwide Political Science Abstracts and Access World News. Then explore some of the other databases that seem related to your topic. To find books, you can use NUcat, the Northwestern University Libraries catalog.
Research Assistance in the Library
One of the best ways to learn about library databases and resources that fit your topic is to talk with a reference librarian. You can schedule an appointment or can simply drop by or contact us via phone, email, or IM.
Research Consultation Appointment Form
Your research query may be more involved than can be addressed adequately through a brief interaction at the Reference desk, by phone, by IM or email. In this case, you may want to schedule a Research Consultation with a librarian. This service is intended to give you some in-depth assistance in identifying and locating the resources most useful for the project at hand. The outcome of a research consultation may be a database search, an overview of relevant electronic and print sources, or a con
Ask A Librarian
Reference Librarians are available at the reference desk in the main library, by telephone at 847-491-7656, by email at email@example.com
, and though instant messaging.
Didn't find it at NUL? We can probably get it! Click here for instructions on how to request interlibrary loan of materials (Note: this does take a little time).