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PLS 101 -- Resources in Political Science

Course guide for Dr. Sandra Emerson's PLS 101 class visit to the library

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The Research Process

Use these Research Tutorials for selecting reputable and relevant sources, choosing a topic, understanding the types of information available, finding and evaluating information, and citing your sources. 

Finding Books and Articles

These tutorials will guide you with keyword/author/title searching, using the LINK+ book borrowing system, document delivery, choosing a database, finding the full text of journal/magazine/newspaper articles, and finding master's theses and projects.

Online Research Tools

These tutorials will help you set up Zotero to organize your research and citations, and guide you in using Google Scholar and Google Books as an additional way to find quality information.

Library YouTube tutorials. Scholarly research, citations, finding articles and more.


Welcome to the resources guide to PLS 101.

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in your class visit to the library.


Major in political science

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