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POLS 3120: The Politics of Nature

Prof. Alyssa Battistoni, Fall 2021

About this guide

Welcome! This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Alyssa Battistoni's colloquium, The Politics of Nature.

This guide highlights key resources for conducting effective information research in political science, including the following: 

  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Catalogs and search tips to find books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles, reviews, and policy reports
  • News databases
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics
  • Legal and government information and analysis
  • Places to find international organization (IGO) and non-governmental organization (NGO) publications
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing in political science
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down
  • Remote library services during the COVID-19 pandemic

If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please schedule a research consultation

If you need assistance organizing, analyzing, or visualizing data sets, please visit the Empirical Reasoning Center (ERC).

Image: "Students Protest as Ozone Is Eaten Away", Barnard Bulletin, March 9, 1992, via Barnard Archives

Reference Sources

Consult scholarly reference sources to get an overview of a topic, an introduction to a theory, definitions to discipline-specific terms, and more.