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Information Literacy Outcomes for Political Science Students

Students in Political Science Courses are expected to:

- Identify essential information sources within their discipline, including journals, reference works, websites, and works by seminal authors/scholars.

- Use both lay and professional terminology within their discipline to formulate keyword searches

- Utilize advanced database search functions to access relevant information from essential sources

- Identify subject-specific databases and search engines relevant to their topic

- Use all AVAILABLE resources to complete a literature review on a given topic

- Obtain materials, if necessary, from other libraries using Interlibrary Loan services or by physically visiting other libraries

Where will you find Political Science books in the Library?

To find political science books, explore the following areas in the LBCC collection:

  •  J - General legislative and executive papers
  •  JA - Political science (General)
  •  JC - Political theory
  •  JF - Political institutions and public administration
  •  JJ - Political institutions and public administration (North America)
  •  JK - Political institutions and public administration (United States)
  •  JL  Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)
  •  JN - Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
  •  JQ - Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
  •  JS - Local government. Municipal government
  •  JV - Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
  •  JX - International law, see also JZ and KZ
  •  JZ - International relations
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