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Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and issues in Political Science


Resources and research strategies in this guide will be useful to anyone enrolled in a class, or in a degree or certificate program on a related subject. This guide can be helpful for research projects that focus on topics in the subject, or for personal interest, enjoyment, and enrichment.

Search Terms

These are some of the terms that students may need for an Political Science research project. Other terms may be useful in addition to those listed below. 

Use other word forms and synonyms for terms.

  • Campaign
  • Capitalism
  • Congress
  • Conservative
  • Constitution
  • Courts
  • Debate
  • Democracy
  • Dictator, dictatorship
  • Electors
  • Environmental conflict
  • Equality
  • Ethics
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Federal government
  • Freedom
  • Globalism, globalization
  • Government
  • Governor
  • Justice
  • King
  • Law
  • Legislature
  • Liberal
  • Parliament
  • Peace
  • Point of view
  • Policy
  • Political science
  • Politics
  • Proliferation
  • Regent
  • Regime
  • Religious conflict
  • Social development
  • State (s)
  • Supreme court
  • Terrorism
  • Tyranny, tyrant
  • Voting, voter(s)
  • War
  • Weapons of mass destruction

Political Science Classes

Check the Political Science department website for a list of the degrees and certificates offered. Check with a counselor to see what classes are currently required for these degrees.


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Cathy Cox
Cathy Cox
Library Director
College of the Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
Eureka, CA 95501

Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.