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's Woodruff Library. I am also an adjunct professor in the department, teachinf courses 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 of which you should take advantage!
Be sure to check out:
- Browzine, which is a great way to browse our journal content, and create collections of journal. Good for keepiong abreast of new content!
- E-Book Guide--there are still many options for academic and popular e-books (for the latter, consider Overdrive, our popular ebook and audiobook collections). Our libguide highlights your options.
- Dataverse for datasets (for replication, reuse, and deposit) as well as ICPSR.
- Google Scholar--Be sure to use "settings" and then choose "Library Links" to be sure that you are accessing licensed-content!
- LibX which has many functions, but most importantly allows you to easily search for journal content directly from a citation on a webpage (FindIt@Emory), search ISBNs right off the page, and very importantly, add the proxy link to assure you have access to a journal/ebook/data source!
- ECDS Data Services - assistance with locating and using quantitative data and geospatial software in your research
- Of key potential interest:
- Political Science Complete (search along with Econlit through the "choose databases" option)
- Social Science Full Text
- Google Scholar (NB: Under "Settings," be sure to click on "Library Links," and enter in Emory so that you can access subscribed resources).Social Explorer
- Oxford Handbooks in Political Science or Annual Reviews in Political Science (the latter are more advanced in terms of content and analysis). These are great tools for locating foundational research, current research, and ongoing research questions in the field.
We also have an Area and International Studies team that can assist with more specific resources of potential interest, including the Bibliography of Asian Studies, Index Islamicus, and the Central and East European Online Library (CEEOL). We also have access to signficant works in the vernacular.
Other cool resources of interest to political science that which you should you take advantage of:
- Economist Intelligence Unit; the regular newsmagazine is here.
- OECD iLibrary
- World Bank eLibrary
- Westlaw Campus Research
- Of key potential interest:
- Current Awareness and Alerting Services (Keep Up with the Latest Research in the Field),
- Submit a purchase request for items not owned by Emory that you would like us to have in the collections, or just simply email me!
- Interlibrary Loan for Materials Not Owned by Emory
- Research Management (Zotero and Endnote)
- Study carrels and offices are available for advanced graduate students throughout the Stack floors.
- Post and Manage Course Reserves
- Scholarly Publication/Intellectual Property Rights (copyright, author agreements, open access)
- Instructional Support (Instruction sessions for your course, creating effective research assignments, consultations with students and lots more to improve research papers, assignments, and projects)
- Impact Factors, Research Impact, Citation Analysis Guide and Services
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 http://web.library.emory.edu. We are always considering ways to partner with faculty and students and welcome comments, suggestions and any other input along the way.