Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

SOCL 352: Research Design

Where to Start

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

stylish young Black woman wearing earbuds and working on laptop

  • 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 Data and Other Primary Sources: If your looking for original datasets, census data, or other primary sources, this page includes some excellent options.
  • What is a Literature Review: A short overview of literature reviews - their purpose, what they contain and how they are organized. Need a refresher? Check out this page.