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PLS 2051: Research Methods

This guide has links to library resources and websites for your course assignment(s).


If you would like a more narrowed search, here are a few databases that are subject specific to Political Science. To access you will have to sign into your library account (Bronco ID & password).

Bronco login screen

You can also access databases from the University Library homepage. On the right-hand side you will see "Databases" under the featured links.

Google Scholar

What is Google Scholar?

  • If you can't find what you need in Library databases, try Google Scholar. Google Scholar is a Google website, which enables you to search for academic/scholarly articles freely available on the web. Your search results will include academic publishers and professional societies.
  • You can set up Google Scholar to search articles from Cal Poly databases as well as those available on the Web. Look for "Find It Cal Poly Pomona".