As an Honors student, you will learn to explore more broadly and simultaneously to dig deeper. Use the resources throughout this guide to get started. Click on the links, read the annotations, try some searches. Be thorough and diligent. Then ask questions:
What's missing from the puzzle? What kinds of information do I need? Which index terms are likely to be used in this source?
Related Subject Guides:
Resources for IR, country background, state and non-state actors, statistics, and primary sources.
Interactive guide with links to hundreds of NGOs, and resources for further research. See esp. the NGO database.
Resources for policy memos and PUBPOL 114/ POLSCI 145
Starts with a flow-chart overview, then identifies each step and the documents associated with it.
Identify top journals in a field
Journal Citation Reports
Rank journals in a field by number of times cited, impact factor, and other scores.
Choose Social Sciences, by Subject, to start.
Click Help, then Index (top right) to look up definitions of the scores.
Multidisciplinary databases for broad coverage
Web of Science (includes Social Sciences)
use to identify seminal articles by the number of times they've been cited
Find Databases by Subject with the link at the Databases tab; choose Social Sciences, then sub-categories.
Political Science Complete--covers political science and public policy journals