Library Notes for Political Science

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New online Blackwell handbooks

Posted by Megan on August 10, 2009

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The library recently acquired a collection of online handbooks and encyclopedias from Blackwell Reference.

The following are specifically of interest to Political Science:

Encyclopedias like these are excellent resources for students to get a quick and authoritative summary of a particular topic. The articles explain the key concepts related to a topic, provide an overview of how the topic has been studied in the past, and most importantly, list key readings and important thinkers for the subject. Indeed, they are worthy tools to promote in the Wikipedia world.

Many other sources of background information are listed on the Political Science subject guide.

This screen shows an example of an article on human rights.

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