The library facility includes approximately 90 computers with a suite of office applications available to patrons to prepare documents, such as presentations, research reports, or, to access the Internet. Calvin T. Ryan’s catalog and the majority of the holdings in the library are indexed in an online catalog. E-books, journals, and other electronic resources are available through the catalog by faculty and students from any computer with Internet access, throughout the world.
Study rooms and a classroom provide spaces for students to practice presentations in an educational setting. Audio-visual equipment also facilitates classroom preparation and opportunities to view the electronic media maintained by the library.
Reference service is available in person, via email, and through a chat service. As with the library’s digital resources, chat based reference service is available from any computer with Internet access, throughout the world. In addition to the Calvin T. Ryan Library reference staff, expert reference librarians from other institutions provide back-up reference service. This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Finding Materials in the Library
Books and E-books in Political Science
Books @ UNK: Keyword search the library catalog for your topic, or browse the following subject headings
- International relations
- Political parties--United States
- United States--Politics and government
- World politics
Search for various eBook collections:
Ready-Reference (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.)
Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles
Article Databases in Political Science
Search these two databases
simultaneously from this link!
Journals in Political Science
Over 350 political science journals are available online or in print through the UNK Library!
Legal Research Tools
Legal Research Tools
- LexisNexis Academic
- LexisNexis Federal & State Codes
- LexisNexis Federal & State Court Cases
- Lexis Nexis Congressional - Information about members of Congress and text of bills.
- More legal research tools on the Articles & E-Resources: Law listing and in Government Documents