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Political Science & Public Administration: Books & Reference

This resource guide connects students, faculty, and other researchers with resources needed for research and teaching in Political Science and Public Administration

Finding Books

You can find books in the UToledo Library Catalog using either keyword search or subject search method for your topic, or using subject headings like those listed below. 

Searching by keyword allows you to find words mentioned in book titles, chapter titles, subjects, and author names.  Keyword searches can be combined to find books on two or more topics using AND or OR.  Searching by Subject Heading is more precise, but searches for broad topics in the book.  See the UToledo Library Catalog Guide for more information about searching.

Listed below are some subject headings based on UToledo faculty expertise in your department.  Some will have cross references to other related topics, and most will have sub-headings for more specific topics:


Don't forget that in addition to all of the books available in the University of Toledo Libraries locations, you also have access to books from any of the more than 85 OhioLINK partner libraries.  Whenever you are in the University of Toledo Library Catalog, you can click on the OhioLINK button to perform the same search in libraries across the state.  Or you can start your search in the OhioLINK Catalog itself.  See here for more information about requesting and borrowing items from OhioLINK libraries.

OhioLINK Search

OhioLINK Catalog Search

Directory of Open Access Books

The Directory of Open Access Books is a database of freely available electronic books in multiple languages.  

Access the Directory - LINK

Political Science Books in the DOAB Collection - LINK

Reference: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Handbooks and Manuals