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Government and Political Science

This guide lists resources in the American University Library collections (online, print and microform formats) and free Web sites of use to Political Science research.

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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Handbooks

Encyclopedias are an excellent source for providing an overview of a topic or field of study, factual information, and definitions of critical concepts. It is often a good starting point for research.

Individual Political Science Encyclopedias

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Political Theory

U.S. Politics and Government

World Politics and Government

  • A Dictionary of Political Biography (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
    Oxford University Press, 1998. AU Library has online and print editions.
  • Oxford Companion to Australian Politics (Oxford Reference Online: Premium)
    1st ed. Oxford University Press, 2007. AU Library has online edition.
  • Political Parties of the World (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
    6th ed., John Harper, 2005. AU Library has online edition.