Political Science

What is Political Science?
COD Political Science Academic Program

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LIBRARY CATALOG

LIBRARY CATALOG: Search for materials in the COD library or in libraries worldwide.

Information on the I-SHARE program to borrow books from other Illinois academic libraries.
Outline of the Library of Congress Classification System (what COD uses to arrange its books)
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REFERENCE BOOKS

Why Reference Sources?

Is your research topic too big to cover in a short paper?  Is your topic so specific that sources will be hard to find?

Before you even begin your research, start the process with reference sources-- in the Library's Reference Section or online in our databases.  Reference books, like subject encyclopedias, can give you a head start and make your research easier in the long run.  Use reference sources to:

  • find a topic
  • narrow your topic
  • find keywords
  • get background information on your topic

American Political Culture: An Encyclopedia. (2015)
The Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science: A User's Guide to its Terms
The Concise Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History
Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices
Dictionary of Politics and Government
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Encyclopedia of Democracy. Reference JC 423 .E 53 1995
Encyclopedia of Governance
Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. Reference JC 585 .E 53 2008
Encyclopedia of Nationalism also Reference JC 311 .E 63 2001
Encyclopedia of Political Communication
Encyclopedia of Political Science (2010)
Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion. Reference BL 65 .P7 E 53 2007
Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and the Right. (2005)
Encyclopedia of Politics, the Media, and Popular Culture
Encyclopedia of Populism. (2014)
Encyclopedia of Public Choice
Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. (2014)
A Glossary of Political Economy Terms
International Encyclopedia of Civil Society (2010)
International Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)
Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences
Propaganda and Mass Persuasion: A Historical Encyclopedia. also General HM 1231 .C 85 2003
Public Opinion and Polling Around the World: An Historical Encyclopedia
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POLITCAL SCIENCE DATABASES

You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.

Academic OneFile. An index to over 2500 magazines and journals covering a variety of topic areas including political science. This database provides references, abstracts, and many times the full-text of articles. A COD library card is required for off-campus use.

Academic Search Complete. Abstracts from nearly 3000 journals and full text for 1250 journals including general reference, political science, education, social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, library and information science.

Border and Migration Studies This database has streaming videos and other print content on various aspects of life along borders.

The Chicago Tribune newspaper. Full text of articles from 1989-present.

CQ Researcher. Full text articles covering topics of current interest and controversy.

Google Scholar. This provides access to many free full-text articles, as well as citations to many other articles.

Handbook of Latin American Studies. Citations-only database from the U.S. Library of Congress.

Homeland Security Digital Library. Access to citations and the full text of thousands of articles and official government reports.

JSTOR. This is an archive of digitized journal articles ranging in date from the 1700's to the early 2000's. These collections span a variety of subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences.

Military and Government Collection of articles and bibliographic citations.

National Newspapers(ProQuest). This includes the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Policybot. This is a database of over 18,000 public policy reports and documents, most of them full-text & free online.

Project MUSE. This database offers full-text current and archival articles from 500+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.

SocIndex with Full-Text (1974-present). References & abstracts for journals for political science and other related social science disciplines.

More COD Library journal and newspaper article databases.
Explanation of Scholarly Journals
Explanation of the Difference Between Magazines and Journals
How to Read a Research Article
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OTHER LIBRARY RESEARCH GUIDES

  • Anthropology
  • Controverisal Topics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Ethics
  • Fake News
  • Geography
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Women and Gender
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    POLITICAL SCIENCE INTERNET SITES

    Almanac of Policy Issues
    The Anarchy Archives. From Pitzer College
    The Brennan Center for Justice (New York University School of Law). Covers justice issues worldwide.
    Center for Public Integrity. A nonpartisan journalism organization that reviews political abuses of power.
    Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA)
    Council on Foreign Relations. Independent, non-partisan think tank covering issues worldwide.
    Economic Freedom of the World Report. Report uses data to measure economic freedom in 141 nations.
    Foreign Affairs Online. A University of Virginia website covering international relations and U.S. foreign policy.
    H-Borderlands. Discusses issues regarding the U.S./Mexico border, as well as borderlands worldwide.
    World Concern Institute. Democracy rankings for 150 of the largest nations in the world.
    World Values Survey. Research project that examines people's values and beliefs throughout the world.
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    U.S. POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

    REFERENCE BOOKS

    America Votes. Reference JK 1967 .A8
    Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia
    CQ's Politics in America. Reference JK 1012 .C6412
    CQ Press Guide to Radical Politics in the United States. (2016)
    CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States. (2016)
    Dictionary of American Government and Politics
    Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy
    The Encyclopedia of American Political History. Reference E 183 .E 48 2001
    Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America. Reference JC 599 .U 5 E 53 2005
    Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues
    Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism in Modern American History
    Encyclopedia of the American Left. Reference HX 86 .E58 1998
    Encyclopedia of the Continental Congresses. Reference E 303 .G 76 2015
    Encyclopedia of the United States Cabinet
    Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior
    Encyclopedia of U.S. National Security
    Encyclopedia of Water Politics and Policy in the United States. (2011)
    Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics. Reference HQ 1236.5 . U 6 E 52 2008
    Federal Agency Profiles for Students. Reference JK 421 .F 42 1999
    From Suffrage to the Senate: America's Political Women, An Encyclopedia of Leaders, Causes and Issues (2006)
    A Glossary of Terms used in the Federal Budgetary Process (2005)
    Guide to Radical Politics in the United States.
    GovSpeak: A Guide to U.S. Government Acronyms & Abbreviations
    The Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations (2002)
    A Historical Guide to the U.S. Government [agencies and departments]. Reference JK 9 .H57 1998
    A History of the U.S. Political System: Ideas, Interests, and Institutions (2010)
    Major Acts of Congress. Reference KF 154 .M 35 2004
    Presidential Administration Profiles for Students. Reference JK 511 .P78 2000
    Religion and Politics in America: An Encyclopedia of Church and State.
    Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations Requested from the Congressional Research Service. also PN 6081 .R435 1989
    Revolts, Protests, Demonstrations and Rebellions in American History: An Encyclopedia (2011)
    State Stats database. Statistics arranged by state and subject.
    Statistical Abstract of the United States and older editions in General HA 202 .U5 S93
    United States Code Service [U.S. laws] and Reference KF 62.1972 .L38

    INTERNET SITES

    American FactFinder. Provides census data by city and state.
    Census.gov. State statistics from the U.S. Census.
    Center for Public Integrity. A nonpartisan journalism organization that reviews political abuses of power.
    Congress.gov. Legislative Information on the Internet. Full-text of House and Senate bills, Congressional Record, and daily proceedings on the House and Senate floors.
    Congressional Research Service. Non-confidential Congressional publications collected by the Federation of American Scientists.
    Congressional Research Tutorials Online. Tutorials to help you find Congressional materials online (UC Berkeley)
    Constitution Finder. Search for state as well as worldwide constitutions.
    Dirty Energy Money. Tracks the flow of oil, gas and coal industry contributions to the US Congress.
    Factcheck.org. A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center which monitors the accuracy of politicians' reported statements.
    Federal Judiciary. Includes directory of courts in the United States as well as judicial rules of practice.
    FedWorld (NTIS). A gateway to government information managed by the National Technical Information Service.
    The First Amendment Center. A Vanderbilt University website that discusses the First Amendment.
    Foreign Affairs Online. A University of Virginia website covering international relations and U.S. foreign policy.
    Foreign Policy Research Institute. Information on foreign policies that advance U.S. interests.
    Government Accountability Office. The GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.
    H-Borderlands. Discusses issues regarding the U.S./Mexico border, as well as borderlands worldwide.
    Heartland Institute. Think tank which examines public policy issues and their solutions.
    Heritage Foundation. A think tank which promotes conservative public policies.
    How Our Federal Laws Are Enacted
    How Our Federal Laws Are Made
    Maplight.org. Nonpartisan group that researches campaign contributions at all levels of government.
    National Institute on Money in State Politics. Nonpartisan list of contributions to political campaigns.
    National Governors Association. Information about governors in every state.
    Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). A directory of NGO's compiled from a variety of sites.
    OpenSecrets.org. Covers federal campaign contributions and lobbying data.
    Overseas Loans and Grants. Historical record of worldwide financial aid provided by the United States.
    Politics1.org. Election resources on parties, candidates, ideological positions and issues at both the national and state level.
    Presidential Speeches. The Scripps Library collection of transcripts (some with audio) of famous presidential speeches.
    Public Agenda. Non-partisan reporting on public policy issues.
    The Rand Corporation. A highly-respected California think-tank that provides expert analysis of a variety of government problems and operations.
    Real Clear Politics. Independent political website covering historical and current elections.
    Rootstrikers. Formerly Change-Congress.org, this advocacy group publicizes where PAC money goes.
    U.S. House of Representatives
    U.S. Senate
    U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. President. Website of the Office of the President and related government entities.
    USA.gov. The main gateway to U.S. government web sites and online information.
    USAspending.gov. Find out where tax dollars are distributed.
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    STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS

    REFERENCE BOOKS

    The Book of the States. Latest edition in Reference JK 2403 .B 6. With statistical and directory information.
    Cities in American Political History. (2011)
    The Executive Branch of State Government: People, Process, and Politics. Reference JK 2446.5 .E 94 2006
    Guide to State Politics and Policy. (2013)
    Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States.
    The Judicial Branch of State Government: People, Process, and Politics. Reference KF 8736 .J 83 2006
    The Legislative Branch of State Government: People, Process, and Politics. Reference JK 2488 .L 58 2006
    Political Encyclopedia of U.S. States and Regions. Reference JK 2408 .P 623 2009

    INTERNET SITES

    Maplight.org. Nonpartisan group that researches campaign contributions at all levels of government.
    National Institute on Money on State Politics. Nonpartisan list of contributions to political campaigns.
    National Governors Association. Information about governors in every state.
    Open Government Guide is a complete compendium of information on every state's open records and open meetings laws. Each state's section is arranged according to a standard outline, making it easy to compare laws in various states. - See more at: http://www.rcfp.org/open-government-guide#sthash.OIW8p12f.dpuf
    Politics1.org. Election resources on parties, candidates, ideological positions and issues at both the national and state level.
    Project Vote Smart Find your representative by address and zip code, or take a survey to see which candidate matches your beliefs.
    State and Local Government web sites directory
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    ILLINOIS POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

    REFERENCE BOOKS

    Cities in American Political History (with sections on Chicago)
    Illinois Blue Book. Reference JK 5730 .A 25.
    Illinois Compiled Statutes [Illinois laws] also Reference KFI 1229 .I44
    Illinois Handbook of Government also Reference JK 5730 .I45a
    List of COD Library books on Illinois state government

    INTERNET SITES

    Cook County Democratic Party website
    Cook County Republican Party website
    DuPage County Democratic Party website
    DuPage County Republican Party website
    How a Bill Becomes a Law in Illinois (flowchart)
    Illinois Congressional Districts. Enter your address to find your district and representatives.
    Illinois Democratic Party website
    Illinois General Assembly. Includes bills and Public Acts, as well as Senate and House directories.
    Illinois Republican Party website
    Illinois State Government Homepage. A catalog of free federal publications available in Illinois.
    Illinois State Library Federal Depository
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    INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS

    REFERENCE BOOKS

    Border Disputes: A Global Encyclopedia. (2015)
    A Dictionary of Diplomacy
    Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy
    Encyclopedia of the European Union
    Globalization and Security: An Encyclopedia (2009)
    A Glossary of U.K. Government and Politics
    The Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations (2002)
    Legal Systems of the World. Reference K 48 .L 44 2002
    Map of Communist History (2000)
    A Political and Economic Dictionary of Eastern Europe
    A Political and Economic Dictionary of Latin America
    A Political and Economic Dictionary of the Middle East
    A Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe
    Political Handbook of the World
    Public Opinion and Polling Around the World: An Historical Encyclopedia
    World Encyclopedia of Parliaments and Legislatures. Reference JF 511 .W67 1998

    INTERNET SITES

    The Brennan Center for Justice (New York University School of Law). Covers justice issues worldwide.
    Center for Democracy and Technology. Covers the issue of global civil liberties.
    Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Provides expert commentary about world events and issues.
    Central Eurasian Interactive Atlas Project. This University of Washington study provides commentary about world events and issues.
    Constitution Finder. Search for state as well as worldwide constitutions.
    Council on Foreign Relations. Independent, non-partisan think tank covering issues worldwide.
    Countries of the World - Infoplease
    Economic Freedom of the World Report. Report uses data to measure economic freedom in 141 nations.
    Foreign Affairs Online. A University of Virginia website covering international relations and U.S. foreign policy.
    Foreign Policy Research Institute. Information on foreign policies that advance U.S. interests.
    H-Borderlands. Discusses issues regarding the U.S./Mexico border, as well as borderlands worldwide.
    Inter-American Development Bank. Provides financial support for development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    International Monetary Fund. This agency of the United Nations provides advice and financial backing to primarily developing countries.
    Nationmaster. Data in charts, graphs, and tables on countries throughout the world.
    Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). A directory of NGO's compiled from a variety of sites.
    Overseas Loans and Grants. Historical record of worldwide financial aid provided by the United States.
    Political Database of the Americas. Extensive data on countries in the Americas, from Georgetown University's Center for Latin American Studies.
    Project Vote Smart Find your representative by address and zip code, or take a survey to see which candidate matches your beliefs.
    The United Nations
    The United Nations Digital Library
    The World Bank. Provides financial assistance to developing countries.
    World Concern Institute. Democracy rankings for 150 of the largest nations in the world.
    World Values Survey. Research project that examines people's values and beliefs throughout the world.
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    CENSORSHIP

    Background Readings
    Book Banning
    Censorship
    First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
    Freedom of Information
    Freedom of Speech
    Freedom of the Press

    Reference Books
    Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Reference Z 657 .C 468 2001
    Encyclopedia of Censorship. Reference Z 657 .G 73 2005
    Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics: Censorship, Revolution, and Writing. Reference PN 51 .E 63 2005
    Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. Reference KF 4548 .E 53 2000
    Encyclopedia of the First Amendment. Reference KF 4770 .E 53 2009
    Free Expression and Censorship in America: An Encyclopedia. General Z 658 .U 5 F 644 1997

    List of COD Library books about Censorship
    List of COD Library videos about Censorship
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    CORRUPTION

    Bribery background reading
    Corruption background reading
    Nepotism background reading
    Patronage background reading
    Political Corruption background reading

    COD Library Research Guide for Criminal Justice
    Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. (2008)
    Encyclopedia of Ethics. (2001)
    Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Jusice. (2012)
    Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime. (2005)
    Political Corruption in America: An Encyclopedia of Scandals, Power, and Greed. (2003)
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    GENOCIDE

    COD Library Research Guide for Racism
    Ethnic Cleansing - background reading
    Geneocide - background reading
    Literary Theme: Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide, and Exile.
    War Crimes background reading
    War Crimes Tribunals background reading

    Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. Reference HV 6322.7 .E 532 2005
    Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice. (2012)
    Encyclopedia of War Crimes and Genocide. Reference HV 6322.7 .H 67 2006
    Historical Dictionary of Civil Wars in Africa. Reference DT 21.5 .A 76 2008
    Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence
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    IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES

  • COD Library Controversial Topics Research Guide
  • COD Library Social Problems Research Guide
  • What is Immigration? - background reading
    Immigration Reform - background reading
    Immigrant Workers - background reading
    U.S. Immigration and Naturalization - legal issues.
    Immigrants in Europe - background reading
    Immigration as a global social issue - background reading
    Asylum - background reading
    Refugee - background reading
    Literary Theme: The American Dream for Immigrants background reading
    COD Library Research Guide on Ethnic Groups
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services government agency
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement government agency
    DuPage County Government Immigration Services
    Illinois Immigration Organizations

    Border and Migration Studies This database has streaming videos and other print content on various aspects of life along borders.

    Reference Books
    Anti-Immigration in the United States: An Encyclopedia. (2011)
    Chronology of Immigration in the United States. Reference JV 6450 .W 76 2008
    Contemporary Immigration in America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia. (2015)
    Dictionary of American Immigration History. General JV 6450 .D 53 1990
    Encyclopedia of American Immigration. Reference JV 6465 .E 53 2010
    Encyclopedia of Diasporas : Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Reference DS 134 .E 63 2004
    Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West. (2006)
    Encyclopedia of North American Immigration. Reference JV 6465 .P 68 2005
    Facts about American Immigration. Reference JV 6465 .B 73 2001
    Immigration and Asylum : From 1900 to the Present. (2005)
    Immigration in America Today: An Encyclopedia. Reference JV 6465 .I 4754 2006
    Immigration in U.S. History (an encyclopedia). General JV 6450 .I 565 2006
    Issues in U.S. Immigration. Reference JV 6450 .I 565 2015
    Key Concepts in Migration. Reference JV 6021 .B 37 2014
    Undocumented Immigrants in the United States: An Encyclopedia of Their Experience. (2014)
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    MARXISM, COMMUNISM, SOCIALISM

    PHILOSOPHY library research guide
    POLITICAL THEORIES library research guide
    RUSSIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE library research guide
    What is Marxism?
    What is Communism?
    What is Socialism?
    What is Anarchism?
    What is Marxism-Leninism?
    What is Maoism?
    What is Marxist - Humanism?
    What is Neo-Marxism?
    What is the Old Left?
    What is Socialist Realism?
    What was Stalinism?

    Who was Karl Marx?
    Who was Friedrich Engels?
    Who was Vladimir Lenin?
    Who was Joseph Stalin?
    Who was Mao Zedong?

    REFERENCE BOOKS

    The Anti-Capitalist Dictionary: Movements, Histories, and Motivations. (2006)
    Biographical Dictionary of Marxism. Reference HX 23 .B 568 1986
    Biographical Dictionary of Neo-Marxism. Reference HX 23 .B 57 1985
    The Dictionary of Alternatives, Utopianism and Organisation. (2007)
    Dictionary of the Politics of the People's Republic of China. Reference DS 777.75 .D 53 1998
    Encyclopedia of China. Reference DS 705 .P 47 1999
    Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe : From the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism. Reference DJK 6 .E 53 2000
    Encyclopedia of Governance
    Encyclopedia of the American Left. Reference HX 86 .E 58 1998
    Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict. (2008)
    Historical Dictionary of Marxism. Reference HX17 .W 36 2007
    Historical Dictionary of North Korea. Reference DS 933.7 .K 55 2003
    Historical Dictionary of Socialism. Reference HX17 .D 63 1997
    Isms and Ologies: All the Movements, Ideologies, and Doctrines that have Shaped Our World: The 453 Basic Tenets You've Only Pretended to Understand. Reference HM 585 .G655 2007
    Marx Dictionary (2011)
    Marxism, Communism, and Western society; A Comparative Encyclopedia. General AE 5 .M 27 1972
    Propaganda and Mass Persuasion: A Historical Encyclopedia. also General HM 1231 .C 85 2003
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    PEACE

    What is Peace?
    Emotions and Conflict Resolution Library Resources
    Collective Violence background reading
    Conflict and Conflict Resolution background reading
    Idealism in International Relations background reading
    Literary Theme: War and Peace
    Media Violence background reading
    Pacifism background reading
    Peace Education background reading
    Peace Movements background reading
    Religious Violence background reading
    Social Psychology of Violence background reading
    United Nations background reading
    Values background reading
    Violence in America background reading
    List of books on the Subject of Peace in the COD Library.
    List of COD Library books on Religious Violence

    Biographical Dictionary of Modern Peace Leaders. Reference JX 1962 .A 2 B 56 1985
    Dictionary of Conflict Resolution.
    Encyclopedia of Peace Education. General JZ 5533 .E 48 2008
    Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology. Reference JZ 5533 .E 65 2012
    Encyclopedia of Peaceful Societies.
    Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements. Reference KZ 4968 .O 84 2003
    Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict. (2008)
    Encyclopedic Dictionary of Conflict and Conflict Resolution, 1945-1996. General D 842 .J 47 1998
    Major Peace Treaties of Modern History. General JX 121 .I 8 2002
    Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence
    Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace. Reference JZ 5533 .O 95 2010
    Religion and Violence : An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict from Antiquity to the Present (2011)

    International Day of Peace, September 21
    United Nations
    U.S. Institute of Peace.
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    PRIVACY

  • COD Library Controversial Topics Research Guide
  • What is Privacy?
    Constitutional Rights to Privacy background reading
    Employee Monitoring and Surveillance background reading
    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) background reading
    Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act (HIPAA) background reading
    Internet Privacy background reading
    Monitoring and Surveillance background reading
    Privacy and Ethics background reading
    Privacy as a Global Social Issue background reading
    Privacy Rights of Students background reading
    Workplace Privacy background reading

    Constitutional Law library research guide
    List of COD Library books on Privacy
    List of COD Library videos on Privacy

    Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security (2007)
    Encyclopedia of Privacy Reference JC 596.2 .U 5 E 53 2007
    Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining Reference QA 76.9 .D 343 E 538 2014
    Legal Guide to Social Media : Rights and Risks for Businesses and Entrepreneurs General HD 69 .S 8 H 687 2013
    Privacy rights in the Digital Age: An Encyclopedia
    Surveillance in America: An Encyclopedia. (2016)
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    PROPAGANDA

    Lying and Deception research guide
    Political Communications research guide

    Background Readings
    Propaganda
    Advertising
    Environmental Propaganda
    Manipulation
    Mass Communication
    Negative Advertising
    Persuasion/Influence Theories
    Political Spin
    Politics and the Media
    Propaganda and American Foreign Relations
    Propaganda and Nationalism
    Propaganda Films
    Scapegoat
    Stereotypes

    Reference Books
    Battlebabble: Selling War in America: A Dictionary of Deception. Reference U 24 .L 44 2005
    Encyclopedia of Deception
    Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America.
    Encyclopedia of Propaganda. Reference HM 263 .E 53 1998
    Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda. Reference E183.7 .M 325 2004
    Literature of Propaganda
    Propaganda and Mass Persuasion: A Historical Encyclopedia.

    List of COD Library videos on Propaganda
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    THEORIES & PHILOSOPHY

    What is Poltiical Philosophy?
    Be sure to look in the other political science dictionaries and encyclopedias listed above.
    PHILOSOPHY library research guide
    A list of COD Library books on Political Philosophy

    A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory.
    Encyclopedia of Political Theory
    Encyclopedia of Social Theory
    A Glossary of Political Theory
    Isms and Ologies: All the Movements, Ideologies, and Doctrines that have Shaped Our World: The 453 Basic Tenets You've Only Pretended to Understand. Reference HM 585 .G655 2007
    Key Concepts in Governance (2009)
    Key Concepts in Political Communication (2006)
    The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas. Reference CB 9 .N 49 2005
    The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thought
    Political Philosophy, A-Z (2007)
    Political Theories for Students and Reference JA 81 .P617 2002
    Political Theory: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary and Classic Terms