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Political Science & International Relations

Finding Books at UD

Need help finding a topic?

The resources listed below might be able to help you find a topic, narrow it down, find general background information (like dates, event names, etc.), or help you develop keywords for searching. Remember! Background research does not support arguments or provide evidence!

Basic Search Tips

  • Place quotation marks around keyword phrases
    • "trench warfare"
    • "Iranian Coup"
  • Capitalize Boolean logic connectors (AND, OR)
    • narrative OR plot
    • "American Involvement" AND World War I
  • Items at UD appear first in the list of search results. Other items can be requested via InterLibrary Loan.
  • Visit our DELCAT Research Guide for additional tips! 

Browsing the stacks in Morris Library can be extremely helpful when you are looking for additional sources for your research. Most books related to Political Science and International Relations can be found on the lower level of Morris Library and fall under the following Library of Congress classifications

J: General legislative and executive papers

JA: Political science (General)

JC: Political theory

JF: Political institution and public administration

JJ: Political institution and public administration (North America)

JK: Political institution and public administration (United States)

JL: Political institution and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)

JN: Political institution and public administration (Europe)

JQ: Political institution 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

JZ: International Relations

You can also "browse" the shelves virtually by searching by Call Number through DELCAT.