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  • Library of Congress Subject Areas
    This pdf from the Library of Congress lists the classification headings for Political Science, which cover the letter J (from J to JZ). The books in the GSU Library are cataloged according to Library of Congress standards, which means most of the books in pertaining to Political Science can be found in the section J of the library.
  • Governors State Journals for POJS
    This is a list of subject areas that will lead you to journals that specifically deal with Political Science. If you are off campus, you will need your full id number (16 digits) and pin number.
  • Library Journal A-Z List
    An alphabetical list of the more useful electronic resources that the library subscribes to.

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