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POL 210: Comparative Politics: Home

Course Description

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. 

Keeping up with Current Events



Getting Started

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:

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.