Library Resources for Political Science

Greetings, my name is Dr. Chris Palazzolo and I am the Head of Collections and a social sciences librarian here at Emory. I work directly with the political science department in the areas of research and collections. Below I provide a few highlights of our collection and the services that I provide the department.

You may wish to first check out our current Political Science scholarship guide, which contains RSS feeds that link to the major journals in the field and their most recent table of contents and abstracts. Here you can also find tips for locating working papers, conference proceedings,new books in all subfields of Political Science, and tips and advice for citation analysis.

The library's political science budget is around $20K per year for new purchases (both print and electronic). We have a strong database collection and journal collection, which includes Political Science Complete, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Financial Times Online, Econlit, PAIS, CQ Electronic Library, IMF, and numerous area-specific databases. We have just purchased significant electronic back files from the major social science publisher Sage as well as Elsevier.

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As your liaison to the library, please feel free to inquire about or request new acquisitions. I am also available for research assistance with individual course work and/or long term dissertation projects. I also can provide research assistance (online, in-class, or personal consultation) for your students during the teaching portion of your graduate formation.

These are just a few of the features of the Woodruff Library at Emory. I hope that you will take a closer look at the services the General Libraries can offer you at We are always considering ways to partner with faculty and students and welcome comments, suggestions and any other input along the way.