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Political Science

This is guide is an introductory guide to Political Science research and resources..

How to Find Political Science Books

Browsing the Online Catalog

You can perform a subject search in the UNT Library Catalog, A Subject search is often a good starting point. Your results will display the number of titles we have under that general heading, and then under a series of sub-headings, which often focus on specific regions or related items. You can also perform keyword searches. The catalog will look for your search terms anywhere in the library item record (i.e. title, author, subject, notes), allowing you to perform a more targeted search. 

When you have located the materials you are interested in, write down the call number and title and check the location of the book. Go to the library and floor of the book, in order to browse the shelves for the book. If you cannot find the book, present it to a staff person at the Service Desk for help.

Browsing the Stacks

The Political Science books are located on the Mezzanine Level of the Sycamore Library in the J-JZ call number range.

J      General Legislative & Executive Papers

JA   Political Science (General)

JC   Political Theory

JF    Political Institutions & Public Administration

JJ   Political Institutions & Public Administration (North America)

JK   Political Institutions & Public Administration (United States)

JL   Political Institutions & Public Administration (Canada, Latin America, etc)

JN   Political Institutions & Public Administration (Europe)

JQ   Political Institutions & Public Administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc)

JS   Local Government/ Municipal Government

JV   Colonies & Colonization/ Emigration & Immigration/ International Migration  

JZ   International Relations

Search for Materials


Political Science Books

Most of the political science materials will be located on the Mezzanine Level of Sycamore Library with the general call number range of J - JZ.  However, some interdisciplinary topics may be located in Willis and older materials may be located off campus. It is recommended that you review the location of materials in the online catalog. If there is material you want that is currently checkout or is unavailable, we can order it through Interlibrary Loan.  You may contact a librarian for assistance with locating and requesting materials. 

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