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GOVT 301: Research Methods

Where to Start

This guide links to database and website recommendations to which will help you locate scholarship for your literature reviews, including:

  • Finding Scholarly Articles: Scholarly articles will make up the backbone of your literature review. This page includes the best databases for political science and related subject areas research. 
  • Finding Think Tank & Research Reports: Research produced by Think Tanks, Research Institutes and NGOs provides a unique voice in the scholarly conversation and can provide more current information, applications, and studies; however, they can be tricky to find. This page includes the best websites and databases to locate this information. 
  • Finding News & Magazine Articles: Newspaper and magazine articles are used sparingly, but can be very helpful when you want to explore alterative perceptions and understandings, events, and potential gaps in information. This page provides links to domestic and international news sources.