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Political Science: Welcome



Political science is a social science discipline that deals with systems of government and the analysis of political activity and political behavior. It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics which is commonly thought of as the determining of the distribution of power and resources.

Source: Political science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This site is organized many of the resources available through the library to give you a jump start in your political science studies and research.

Follow this link for direct access to the Department of Political Science and Economics.



Library Catalogs and Search Engines


Library of Congress Classification

LC Classes for:

J = Political Science


  • J General legislative and executive papers
  • JA Political science (General)
  • JC Political theory
  • JF Political institutions and public administration
  • JJ Political institutions and public administration (North America)
  • JK Political institutions and public administration (United States)
  • JL Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)
  • JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
  • JQ Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
  • JS Local government. Municipal government
  • JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
  • JX International law, see JZ and KZ (obsolete)
  • JZ International relation


  • K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence
  • KB Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence
  • KBM Jewish law
  • KBP Islamic law
  • KBR History of canon law
  • KBU Law of the Roman Catholic Church. The Holy See, United Kingdom and Ireland KD-KDK
  • KDZ America. North America
  • KE Canada
  • KF United States
  • KG Latin America - Mexico and Central America - West Indies. Caribbean area
  • KH South America
  • KJ-KKZ  Europe
  • KL-KWX Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica
  • KZ Law of nations 


Databases and E-Resources

Selected Web Sites

Selected Web Sites

The Ultimate Political Science Website

Well worth a look. There is a lot more here than just Poltical Science

Provide well research, non partisan information to help you make more informed choices when you vote and participate in the electoral process.

Terms, Contact, & Guide Info

Guide Information and Terms of Use

This Library Research Guide is posted to provide a starting point for those beginning study and research in the field of Political Science.

Research Guides are provided for educational and research purposes.  Guides are hosted on the Springshare LibGuides portal, to which Rowan University Libraries subscribes. 

Rowan University makes no claim to freely available websites nor does it accept responsibility for the information, views, or opinions expressed by those who have authored or compiled the content of this Library guide, or by those who are quoted on the sites.  The inclusion of links to any of the websites on this or any other Library Research Guide should not be considered an endorsement of any product or service offered on the linked sites or by the website service providers.