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Political Science

This guide will provide links and information on resources in Political Science.

Finding a Specific Article


If you are looking for a specific article and you know its Title, the Publication it appeared in and other citation information, you can enter that information into our Citation Linker to see if Wayne State has a copy of it.

Citation Linker

Finding Full Text


When the full text of the article is not available in the database, use the "Search for Article" (ArticleLinker) button .

The system will search for full text and return the options in a separate window.

Click on the Article link that appears in the new window. You may have to click through 2-3 pages until you reach the PDF link for the article.

If you receive a red message that the article is not available, use the "Request digital delivery" link below the message and follow the instructions to order the article. Digital delivery sends a PDF version of the article to you. You will receive notice via email, usually within 48 hours.

If you continue to have difficulty retrieving the article, contact Ask-a-Librarian or a reference desk at one of the libraries.

Article Reach Direct

Use this link to order an article that is NOT available from the WSU Libraries or databases. You will need to fill in citation information in the form provided. NOTE: You can also use this form to order a copy of an article that is in STORAGE at WSU.

Where are the print journals?


Print issues of journals in political science are located on the second floor of the Kresge wing of the Purdy-Kresge Library. They are arranged alphabetically by title. There may also be journals housed in the Adamany Undergraduate Library.

Check the library catalog to see whether a journal is available in print or online.

What is a scholarly article?

View this short video from Cornell University to get a quick overview of what a scholarly article looks like. And be sure to Ask-a-Librarian if you need some help deciding whether a source is scholarly.