Political Science DatabasesAdditional DatabasesSuggested Journals
U.S. Government - GeneralCongressPresidencyJudiciaryIGOs, NGOs, Think TanksIR and Comp. Gov.Local & State Gov't
CongressPresidencyJudiciary / Political TheoryIR and Comp. Gov.Local & State Gov'tPolitical Parties
POL-040 Part IPOL-040 Part IIPOL-112 NMUN 2014POL-112 NMUN 2015 Conference A, March 20-27, 2015
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Welcome to the Political Science LibGuide!

This online research guide will help you identify resources for your source-based assignments. Please feel free to contact us at researchhelp@westmont.edu or drop by Voskuyl Library for in-person guidance.

New Electronic Resources 2015

  • International Studies Review
    "International Studies Review enhances the understanding of the theory and practice of international relations in global and regional settings."
  • International Studies Quarterly
    "International Studies Quarterly, published for the International Studies Association, presents original research on foreign policy, comparative politics, and international affairs."
  • International Studies Perspectives
    Articles on teaching international studies, applied international studies work, visions of the discipline, and items about the international studies profession.
  • International Political Sociology
    "International Political Sociology (IPS), responds to the need for more productive collaboration among political sociologists, international relations specialists and sociopolitical theorists."
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
    "Foreign Policy Analysis provides an outlet for the highest quality academic research into the processes, outcomes, and theories of foreign policy."

New Library Resources


The library recently began a subscription to the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Use this resource to access ICPSR's "data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences." Datasets can be exported in a variety of formats, notably for use in SPSS.


The library has arranged an electronic subscription to the Financial Times for students' use, which you must access through The Financial Times's direct website at ft.comTo access full FT.com content you must create a personal account while you are on Westmont's campus (and under Westmont's IP ranges). Once you have set up your account, you will have full access to the site in its entirely, both on and off-campus. You can also download their application on your iphone (or other related device) and access your account that way. 

If you have any questions about these resources, contact us at researchhelp@westmont.edu

New Websites on the POL SCI LibGuide

  • OpinionArchives
    This free website allows you to search their index of periodicals, which include: Harper's, The Nation, The Progressive, The New Republic, Commonweal, The New Leader, The New Yorker, Commentary, Dissent, National Review, The New York Review of Books, NACLA, The American Spectator, Washington Monthly, Moment, Orion Magazine and The Standard Weekly.
  • Google's Public Data Explorer
  • FactCheck
    From the Annenberg Public Policy Center
  • CA Legislative Information

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