Political science is the systematic study of the ways communities are (or could be) organized, preserved, and changed – of conflicting ideas of justice and various dimensions of power – has occupied great thinkers and scholars for millennia. There are virtually no fields of human activity that neither affect nor are affected by politics. Accordingly, most library resources for scholarly research about politics are listed in the subject guides for the principal subfields of the discipline:
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Worldwide Political Science Abstracts indexes citations and abstracts from journal articles, books, essays, book reviews, working papers, technical reports, theses, and dissertations in the social sciences related to politics. You can limit to peer-reviewed sources. 1975-present.