Political Science - Selected Sources


Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science: A User's Guide to its Terms
Bealy, Frank
Historical Dictionary of Socialism
Lamb, Peter and James C. Docherty
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics
McLean, Iain
Dictionary of Modern Politics
Robertson, David
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics  3rd ed.
McLean, Iain
Encyclopedia of Political Theory
Mark Bevir, Ed.
The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory
Dryzek, John S
Routledge Dictionary of Twentieth-century Political Thinkers
2nd ed. Eds. Robert Benewick and Philip Green
The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thought
Scruton, Roger
The Dictionary of 20th-century World Politics
Shafritz, Jay M. et al
A Glossary of Political Theory
Hoffman, John
International Relations: A Political Dictionary
Ziring, Lawrence et al
A Dictionary of Globalization.
Wunderlich, Jens-Uwe and Meera Warrier.
Historical Dictionary of the United Nations
Fomerand, Jacques
A Dictionary of Human Rights
Robertson, David


Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion
Robert Wuthnow, Editor-in-Chief
International Who's Who.

(previous 5 years in stacks)

Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Modern Political Biography.
Encyclopedia of the Cold War
Dijk, Ruud van
Regional guide to international conflict and management from 1945 to 2003
Bercovitch, Jacob and Judith Fretter
Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America
Johnson, Michael G
Encyclopedia of American Political History
Eds. Paul Finkelman & Peter Wallenstein
Encyclopedia of the World's Nations and Cultures. (4 vols.)
Ed. George Thomas Kurian.
Encyclopedia of Power.
v.1. Ed. Keith Dowding.
Information Sources of Political Science
Green, Stephen W. and Douglas J. Ernest
Encyclopedia of Government and Politics.
Eds. Mary Hawkesworth and Maurice Kogan.
Encyclopedia of Political Science.
Vols. 1-5. Geoger Thomas Kurian, Editor-in-Chief.
Encyclopedia of Politics: the Left and the Right.
General Ed. Rodney Carlisle.
Political Theory: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary and Classic Terms.
Hammond, Scott John.
Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy.
Eds. Robert E. Goodin and Philip Pettit.
Encyclopedia of Nationalism
Editor-in-chief, Alexander J. Motyl
Encyclopedia of Democracy
Ed. Seymour Martin Lipset
World Fascism: AHistorical Encyclopedia
Cyprian P. Blamires Ed
Encyclopedia of Human Rights
David P. Forsythe, editor in chief
The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America
Eds. David Schultz & John R. Vile
Encyclopedia of World Political Systems
Derbyshire, J. Denis & Ian Derbyshire
World Encyclopedia of Political Systems & Parties
4th ed. Eds. Neil Schlager & Jayne Weisblatt
Encyclopedia of World Constitutions
3 vols. Gerhard Robbers, Ed.
Encyclopedia of the United Nations
John Allphin Moore and Jerry Pubantz, Eds.
Encyclopedia of Literature &Politics: Censorship, Revolution, & Writing
General Ed. M. Keith Booker
The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Science.
Ed. Vernon Bogdanor.

World Government & Politics

Cassell's Chronology of World History: Dates, Events and Ideas that Made History
Williams, Hywel
Nations and Nationalism: a Global Historical Overview
Guntram H. Herb and David H. Kaplan, Eds.
Facts on File World Political Almanac: from 1945 to the Present
Cook, Chris
Global Environmental Politics
Pamela Chasek
The idea of socialism: towards a renewal
Honneth, Axel
Statesman's Year-book Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the World.

(previous 10 years' editions in Stacks)

JA51 .S7


Oxford Companion to Politics of the World
2nd ed., Eds. Joel Krieger et al
21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook
Ed. John T. Ishiyama and Marijke Breuning
Encyclopedia of Governance.
Mark Bevir, Ed.

(also available online)

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources
K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner & Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner,Eds
Europa World Yearbook.
London: Europe Publications.

(previous editions in the stacks)

Overviews of current political and social situations for countries of the world -- government, economic conditions, etc.


The Government and Politics of the European Union.
7th Ed. Nugent, Neill.

JN15 .N84 2010


The European Union: Politics and Policies
6th Ed. Olsen, Jonathan.

JN30 .M37 2016


Treaties and Alliances of the World.
Ed. Peter Calvert.

Canadian Politics

The Home Front Encyclopedia: United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars I and II
3 vols. Ed. James Ciment
Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs
Ed. J.T. Saywell.

previous years' (1971-) in Stacks [2008 Online]

Canadian Politics in the 21st Century
7th Ed. Eds. Michael Whittington and Glen Williams
Canadian foreign policy: defining the national interest
Holloway, Steven Kendall
Canadian Social Policy: Issues and Perspectives
4th ed. Ed. Anne Westhues
The Language of Canadian Politics: A Guide to Important Terms and Concepts
3rd ed. McMenemy, John
Comparing Canada: methods and perspectives on Canadian politics
Papillon, Martin.
Canadian Parliamentary Handbook
Bejermi, John
Canada 125: Its Constitutions 1763-1982: Evolution of a Democracy
Directed by J. Fernand Tanguay ; introduction by Senator Gérald A. Beaudoin.
The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics
Eds. John C. Courtney and David C. Smith
Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness and Legitimacy.
Sources of Federal Government Information
2 vol. Info Source. [Ottawa]: Information Management Practices.
The Almanac of Canadian Politics
2nd ed. Eagles, Munroe et al
Canadian Politics and Government in the Charter Era
MacIvor, Heather
Canadian Political Resources on the Web

Online Article Databases (Selected)

America: History and Life

Journal articles, books, book reviews (1954 to the present); covers the history of the United States and Canada to the present.

The Canadian Foreign Relations Index (CFRI)

Online version of A Bibliography of Works on Canadian Foreign Relations. "Canadian and foreign material on Canada’s foreign relations, defence, economic relations, foreign aid,  international law(1945+)

The Canadian Encyclopedia


Note: today's news and archive of previous five day's news

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

Comprehensive source for and research in international affairs.

Canadian Politics on the Web

Annotated links to literally hundreds of sites on the Web for research on Canadian politics and government. 

Governments on the WWW

Centralized site, by country, for national government agencies and related sites.

International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ)

International, interdisciplinary. Emphasis on the social sciences and humanities. Covers multilingual and multicultural research in Europe. 2.1+ million records with German and English subject headings from over 8,700 periodicals since 1983. Updated monthly.

International Political Science Abstracts 1989+

Abstracts of articles published in journals and yearbooks worldwide.


An online, full-text archive of complete backfiles of scholarly periodical literature since 1872. Journals are intended to be archival, not current; most are 2-5 years behind the current issues, depending on the journal. Full Text.

NewsBank NewsFile 1991+

Index to full-text newspaper articles, from local and regional papers and newswires across the U.S.

Oxford Reference Online -- Politics and Social Sciences

The following dictionaries and reference books published by Oxford University Press can be searched individually as well as together:

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service Inc.)

Interdisciplinary, international index to periodicals relating to public issues and policy. 1972 to the present.

Poole's Plus (part of 19th century Masterfile)

The electronic version of a standard reference index to the published books, periodicals, newspapers and government documents of the 19th century, covering 3.7 million records..

Social Sciences Citation Index. 1956+

Covers 1980+ all subjects in the social sciences and includes articles in West European languages; this also includes book reviews.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

This article database builds on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, published by IFI/Plenum, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, published by ABC-CLIO, 1984-2000. Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its related fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.

Online Reference Books (Selected E-Resources, UofT)

(Search by title of book)

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

A Dictionary of Geography

A Dictionary of Political Biography

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Entries include concepts, themes, and thinkers within various philosophical traditions. All articles signed and contain bibliographies

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: the erosion of political support in advanced industrial democracies.
Dalton, Russell J.

Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization

Definitive reference resource for students and researchers withover 600 entries on the essential topics of Globalization.

Handbook of the World

Oxford Guide to the United States Government

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Political Science Resources (U of British Columbia)

The oxford Handbook of Political Theory

The Routledge Dictionary of Twentieth-century Political Thinkers

Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview.
Guntram H. Herb, David H. Kaplan, ed.

International Encyclopedia of Political Science

On the Web (Selected)

Political Resources on the Net

Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world

Global Politics

a site that provides a comprehensive directory of world governments, and information about issues that influence political activity.

Dialogue on Globalization

contributes worldwide to the debate on globalization and global governance.

Free Trade Area of the Americas - FTAA

Governmental Sources.

Western Hemispheric Trade Information Center

Note: with numerous links to NAFTA and NAFTA-related topics.

Britannica Online Encyclopedia

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