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*Political Science

General research guide that introduces users to resources pertinent to the study of Political Science at OSU, with suggestions for locating books, articles, research tools, and data.

Internet Links



  • American Statistics Index (1986-1999)  HA154 .A431
  • Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970  HA195 .A3 1975
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States - ONLINE or on the shelf, HA202 [date] (latest ed. at Ref Desk)


ICPSR Data Archive

An international consortium of about 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

ICPSR's educational activities include the Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research external link, a comprehensive curriculum of intensive courses in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social methodology. ICPSR also leads several initiatives that encourage use of data in teaching, particularly for undergraduate instruction.

As a member of ICPSR, OSU students, faculty, and staff have access to the ICPSR data archive, and to educational activities, classroom-ready data, and web based instruction. OSU researchers also have the opportunity of depositing their own data to take advantage of long-term preservation and worldwide dissemination.