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Political Science

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

Welcome to the research guide for Political Science.

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This guide is intended to provide information on resources available from the UNT Libraries, both in the library and online.

Welcome to LibGuides - Political Science

Thank you for using the Political Science Guide.  My name is Brea Henson, Subject Librarian for Political Science.

Political Science is the, "academic discipline concerned with the empirical study of government and politics. Political scientists have investigated the nature of states, the functions performed by governments, voter behavior, political parties, political culture, political economy, and public opinion, among other topics. Though it has roots in the political philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, political science in the modern sense did not begin until the 19th century, when many of the social sciences were established. Its empirical and generally scientific orientation is traceable to the work of Henri de Saint-Simon and Auguste Comte. The first institution dedicated to its study, the Free School of Political Science, was founded in Paris in 1871."

Political science. (2012). In Britannica concise encyclopedia. Chicago, IL: Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved from 

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UNT Libraries Services for Students

If you have any questions about UNT Libraries services for students, please ask your librarian, Brea Henson.

Check Out Materials

This is a starting point for info on lending privileges, locations, borrowing reserve items, and borrowing items from other libraries:

Material Delivery Service- Now Online Holds

We can deliver many regular circulating items to various UNT campus locations for you.  Find out who qualifies, delivery locations & timing, how to make requests, and limitations as some restrictions apply:

Course Reserves

Required or recommended readings, music, media and other items for courses can be found at either a reserve desk or online (Political Science reserves are located at the Sycamore Library):

Printing, Scanning, Photocopies

There are printers, scanners, and copiers located throughout the Libraries. This page gives you information about their locations, and other basic information:

Laptops for Checkout

The UNT Libraries have laptops available for checkout to students, faculty, and staff.  Special circulation rules, fines rates, and other guidelines apply:

Study Spaces Overview

The libraries provide a diverse range of study spaces.  This page details what you will find in them, highlights technology and workspace configurations, as well as notes the general noise level of each:

Reserving a Group Study Room

Group study room are available in multiple library locations. Find out where the rooms are located, hours of availability, how to get keys, and get up to speed on use policies:

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