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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.

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias

Online Reference Books


Handbooks and Yearbooks

Handbooks are compact reference books, organized for easy access, that provide factual information on specific topics. Yearbooks are annual publications of facts and information about the preceding year, limited to a specific subject, country, or organization.

Online Resources

World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Country Studies (Federal Research Division, Library of Congress)

The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

Print Resources