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Political Science

Find political science data, articles, encyclopedias, handbooks and information about quantitative and qualitative research methods.

What are Peer Reviewed Journals?

Peer reviewed journals, also called scholarly or academic journals, publish original research in a specific field. 

Other scholars (peers) working in similar research areas review the articles before publication. 

How can you tell whether a publication is scholarly or not? Most peer reviewed/scholarly journals share the following traits:

  • Author's credentials and institutional affiliation (where they work) listed
  • Formal structure, often including sections such as abstract, literature review, and bibliography
  • Citations to other peer-reviewed publications

Examples of peer-reviewed publications:

  • Politics & Society
  • American Political Science Review

Ask a librarian if you are unsure whether a source is peer-reviewed.

Browse Political Science Journals by Discipline

Several of the most relevant disciplines are linked above. You can explore all disciplines via the Journals portion of the library website.

Getting to Full Text of Articles

Guide to using the Full Text Finder to get to full text of articles.

Key Journals in Political Science