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POLI 327 Winter 2024

Primary/Supplemental/Non-peer reviewed sources

Country Profiles, NGO & IGO Reports

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Viewpoint

Concordia Library: Country Profiles & reports

The Statesman's Yearbook 2024: the politics, cultures and economies of the world

The World Bank:

HeinOnline World Constitutions Illustrated: Contemporary & Historical Documents & Resources: Contains the current constitution of every country in the world in its original language along with at least one English translation.

Democracy & Regime Change Resources

Government Information

Government Information Guide - with custom search for Intergovernmental Organization publications

Google Advanced Search - set the Language: English and search in the Domain specific to your focal country's government.

Mexico (Spanish)

Wayback Machine - to find older versions of websites

News Databases

Search tips

Use AND in between two keywords to find both of those words in the book or journal article

Elections AND Violence

Use OR between two synonyms to find either of those words in the book or journal article

state OR government 

Put quotation marks around two or more words, to search them as a complete phrase

"regime change"

Put an asterix at the end of a word, to find all the possible suffix or endings for that word

democra* finds: democracy, democratic, democracies, democratically, democratization

Peer reviewed and Academic sources

Sofia Discovery Tool - Concordia print books, ebooks and journal articles 

Political Science Complete - good poli sci journal coverage, plenty of full-text, excellent thesaurus

Google Scholar 

How do you know if a journal is peer reviewed? - Concordia Library Help Guide


Annual Review of Political Science - open review, articles give an overview or survey of a particular topic, they are a good place to find extensive reference lists 

List of Academic/Scholarly Book Publishers (not exhaustive)

  • University of *blank* Press/ *blank* University Press
  • Elsevier
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Springer 
  • Walter de Gruyter
  • Ashgate Publishing
  • Bedford-St. Martin's 
  • Berg Publishers
  • BioMed Central
  • Brill Publishers
  • Cambria Press
  • Edward Elgar
  • I.B. Tauris
  • Lexington Press
  • Peter Lang
  • Pluto Press
  • Polity
  • Pickering & Chatto 
  • Routledge
  • Rowman & Littlefield 
  • Sage
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • Wolters Kluwer
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