Political science subject guide

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Recommended Journal Article Databases for Poli Sci Research

  • Political Science Complete - search for articles in International relations, Comparative politics, International politics, International organizations, Security, Foreign policy, Human rights, Political economy, U.S. Politics, Public policy, Elections
  • ProQuest Combined Canadian - search for articles in Canadian politics and government, Canadian public policy and public administration, Quebec politics, Canadian federalism and parliament 
  • JSTOR - search for articles in Classical political theory and philosophy, Hellenistic, Roman, Medieval political philosophy

Books & Ebooks

  • Canada Commons (DesLibris/Canadian Public Policy Collection) -  Canadian scholarly ebooks, ebooks, government documents,policy documents and other grey literature (non-governmental organization publications, community organization publications)


Canadian Newsstream - Canadian English daily newspapers, including the Globe & Mail, Montreal Gazette, Toronto Star, National Post and many regional and local papers.

Eureka.cc - Canadian/Quebec newspapers and magazines in French and English, includes La Presse, Le Devoir, and L'Actualité.

US Newsstream - Major US daily newspapers, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall street journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, USA Today and many more regional and local newspapers.

International Newsstream - news content from outside the U.S. and Canada, in multiple languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Danish, See the Title List.

Factiva - Access to the full-text of international newspapers (Times London, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian UK, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Globe and Mail, Winnipeg Free Press, etc.) including 500 newswires (Reuters, Associated Press), broadcast transcripts (BBC, NPR, CNN etc), magazines.

Historical Newspapers - Canada, US and international

The Hill Times - weekly newspaper that covers Canadian federal politics.

Information by topic

Governmental, political, legal information

Government Information Subject Guide - start here to locate government publications, reports, commissions, etc. 


Websites by topic

Citing your sources

Concordia Citation Guides (APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago)

Government Information Citation Guides (Canadian, American, Legal)


Graduate Library Orientation

Library Services for Graduate Students

Services and Spaces

Services for graduate students include borrowing privileges (up to 100 items), article delivery, help & how-to guides, dissertation support, consultations, and workshops.  

Find out more about library support for graduate students.

Find out What's New at Concordia Library

Getting Organized

Zotero - manage and organize the bibliographic references you find in library Sophia Discovery tool, databases, and on the web

Research Data Management Guide - how to organize and store your data

Bibliometrics and Research Imapct Guide - tools to measure your research impact

Spectrum - Concordia's Open Access Research Repository, includes theses and dissertations 

Check out the GradProSkills Library Workshops

Library Research Resources

Peer review, Open access and Predatory publishing

How do you know if your journal is peer reviewed? - tools to help you determine the journal's status

Open Access Publishing - What is Open Access? What are the different types of Open Access? How do you assess good Open Access publications? 

Predatory Publishers

Predatory publishers tend to campaign aggressively for academics to submit articles, charge authors high fees (often hidden at first) but do not offer sufficient quality control or thorough editorial process.

Many of them accept papers without an appropriate editorial board or peer review process, often including works with poor writing and low-quality content.

UBC Library Guide: Publishing a Journal Article & Avoiding Predatory Publishers

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