Library Notes for Political Science

Teaching resources, news, and links to keep McGill’s Political Scientists informed


The following materials are designed to assist students with research tasks. Please feel free to distribute in your classes. Additional materials can be created on request.

Click on the links below to open the PDF files.

Chart for matching the types of information available to an appropriate tool for retrieval.

Chicago/Turabian citation style quick guide (McGill Library). See also Chicago Manual of Style quick guide (McGill network/VPN required for access)

Searching tips

Checklist for evaluating information (especially websites)

Topic brainstorming worksheet

Guide to knowing when to cite sources

Characteristics of popular and scholarly articles

Ranking journals in Political Science

Ranking publishers in Political Science


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