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Political Science



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.

Articles & Databases

Subject-Focused Databases

U.S. Government & Law

Interdisciplinary Databases

History & Primary Source Databases

News & Media


Books at Rowan

All Books at Rowan

To find books use Rowan's Library Search and limit the material type to Books. You can do this either from the Advanced Search page (use the Material Type drop-down menu on the right) or from a search results page (use the Resource Type limiter).  

Select E-Books at RU

See search tips on e-Book Central's homepage.

Books Beyond Rowan

Can't find it in our catalog? You can get the book on loan from another library through E-ZBorrow (12-week loan) or Interlibrary Loan.

Use Worldcat to search for books at libraries across the world.

Library Catalogs and Search Engines

LC Classification

Library of Congress Classification (used for books)

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