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Political Science Research Guide

This guide can assist you in locating informational material for your research assignments. Explore by clicking on the tabs and resources listed within each page of the guide.

Book FAQ's

Q: When I check out a book, how long can I keep it?
A: Most books check out for the entire semester; textbooks and reserve items are for short-term use in the library only.

Q: How many books or other library items can I check out?
A: You can check out up to 25 library items at once!

Q: How do I get a library card?
A: Your Lancer Card ID is your library card -- be sure to bring it with you to the library! If you do not have your Lancer Card, we will also accept a valid government ID along with your student ID number.

More questions about checking out a book? Get details here:

Search books, articles and more: the PCC Library Catalog

A single search box covers our catalog of books and DVDs, as well as a large number of the periodical articles in our collection. You can search All, or you can use the tabs above the search box to narrow your search to Articles or Books.

Start your search here!

Finding Books on Your Topic

You can use the search box above or on the Library home page to locate items both in print and online.

To limit your search to Books, click the yellow BOOKS tab before you begin your search.

Keyword search examples:

Subject search examples:

Once you have identified a title that interests you, click on the title or below that click on the Availability or Editions and Formats link. Write down the call number and location.