Do you want to locate newspaper or magazine articles on a current issue? Or do you need to use scholarly (or academic) articles for your research project? Click on the "how to" arrow on the left to navigate to the specific type of resource you need. If you would like to browse resources related to a particular area of Political Science, click on the "resources by subfield" arrow.
When you need to decide whether or not the resources you located are of high enough quality to include in your paper or presentation or you are unsure of how to cite your sources, take a look at the tools included on the "evaluating your sources" and "citing your sources" page. The "what's new" page highlights new books, journals and databases recently added to the library's collections.
Please check out our Library FAQs for information about library access and services this fall semester.
Please note that research assistance will be available from anywhere live via Chat and Zoom 60+ hours a week, Monday-Sunday. You may chat with a librarian through the pop-out link on the library home page: https://www.hofstra.edu/library/. Through chat, librarians can share your screen and guide you through searches of relevant library resources, assist you with citing your sources, recommend online databases, etc. Walk-up reference services will not be available. HOWEVER, if you are in the Axinn Library - or anywhere else in the world - you may chat live with a librarian by visiting the library home page and clicking on the LIVE CHAT button on the right side of the page.
You can also make a research appointment by visiting https://libcal.hofstra.edu/appointments/. Appointments are one-on-one and enable you to have a conversation about your research and clarify your information needs.
If the reference desk is closed, you may text or email your reference questions to our reference librarians 24/7 by visiting: https://libanswers.hofstra.edu/. We will respond to your inquiries ASAP when the reference desk hours resume.
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