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Political Science

This guide helps you get started finding political science materials.

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What are academic / scholarly sources?

Scholarly articles are written by experts such as your professors.  Before an article is published in scholarly journals, the articles goes through a process of peer review, in which other experts in the field review the article for accuracy, authenticity and originality.  Articles usually present the results of original research. Scholarly articles are located using article databases that provide descriptions of the articles and in most case, direct full-text access.

Scholarly vs Popular

Watch this 2 minute YouTube video to find out what a scholarly article is and how to identify it.


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