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Political Science: Books

This guide is to help students and faculty access credible resources related to Political Science, including law and governments.

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You can search using any term related to your topic. If using OneSearch (main search box on library website), limit the search results to "Limit to Print Books" if you are just looking for physical items in our collection.

To get you started you might want to use very general subject headings such as:

  • Political Science

Note that these headings will be subdivided by more specific aspects of the topic.

Or you may wish to use more specific subject headings such as:

  • Politics
  • Foreign Policy
  • European Union
  • Government
  • Congress
  • Lobbying

If you click on a specific title, the record with call number, title, author, subject terms, and library holding the item will be displayed. Look at those subject terms to see if the book is on track or there is a new term you might be interested in trying.  To request the item or learn more about it, click on the View Catalog Item/Availability/Place HoldsView Catalog Item/Availability/Place Holds link to the left of the record. 

If you are having difficulty in finding a subject heading or key word for your topic ask the librarians at your location for assistance or call 957-4610 for the Reference Desk at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

What Does the Number on the Book Mean?

A call number is the number (which usually has letters in it) or the group of letters assigned to each item in the library. Every call number is unique. These numbers are designed to help you find the book, video, or CD that you need.

204.36 Sy61s 2010 is an example of a typical call number. If the book is marked "OV", it's in our oversize collection. A book with an 'R' in front of the call number is a reference book.

Fiction books are in a separate collection. Look for the "FIC" at the beginning of the call number. Children's books follow the same system, except that they have "CHI" in front of the number.

Reserve books are classified by the class number: ENGL 1010, MATH 1050, etc.

Videos, DVDs, and CDs have a number assigned by the library. They are in numerical order on the shelves.

If you can't find the item, talk to the library staff. We're happy to help you find what you need!

Assistant Director for Instruction, Liaison, & Reference Services

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Taylorsville-Redwood Campus
4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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