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Political Science: Welcome!

Use this guide to locate books, articles, websites, and other resources pertaining to political science.


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 or drop by Voskuyl Library for in-person guidance.

Outreach & Instruction Librarian

Lauren Kelley
Voskuyl Library


APSA Documentation

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 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

New Websites on the POL SCI LibGuide

New Electronic Resources 2015