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Welcome to the course guide for Comparative Politics. This guided is intended to provide quick links to top resources to use for research on the various aspects of political development you have been discussing in class. The guide is organized around resource type: books, scholarly articles, and academic journals. Additionally, this guide provides tips and tricks for searching in library databases such as Academic Search Complete, and how to get access to the many popular and scholarly magazines and journals available at Jenks Library.
Current issues of the Boston Globe are available in the 4th floor newspaper section of Jenks Library. Issues from 1997 to the present can also be viewed online. Older issues dating back as far as 1872 may be viewed using the Boston Globe Archives. Contact the circulation desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org for access to the online archives.
Current issues of the New York Times are available in the 4th floor newspaper section of Jenks Library. Issues from 1985 to the present can also be viewed online. Older issues dating back as far as 1851 may be viewed using the New York Times Archives. Contact the circulation desk or email email@example.com for access to the online archives.
News, analysis from the Middle East and worldwide, multimedia and interactives, opinions, and documentaries.
POPULAR SOURCE MAGAZINES
Articles published in popular source magazines such as The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Nation, or Time Magazine are great places to start your research. These articles are written for a general audience and will include reference to many primary sources that you can then track down.
Use these as starting places for your research to become familiar with current events in political development.
The following popular source magazines are available online or in print at the library:
National and international news, behavior, books, business, cinema, law, education, environment, modern living, music, nation, press, religion, theater, video and world.
Print available for 5 current years
TAKING IT FURTHER
As you look through articles in popular magazines or newspapers pay attention to references to where the authors got their information. Do they mention reports or research studies? Data from countries? Or information from government sources? Go find these sources! It is your job as the research to track the original sources through our library resources such as databases or journals.
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