Political thought and philosophy: Recommended

Unusual among American social sciences, political sciences retains an active, explicitly normative subfield that often has more in common with humanities than with other social sciences.

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This guide focuses on principal research resources in teh foundational subfield of political science.  It is supplements the main subject guide for political science and international studies The Other political science research guides tab is a menu that connects you to related research guides for the major subfields of the discipline and for related programs in the VT School of Public & International Affairs. 

Resources listed on this page are clustered into Background information sources; Key databases for accessing scholarly literature, Contact information for the subject librarian; and access to Additional information.

Parts of this guide are also available in related subject guides: News/journalism/streaming media;  Advice for searching/citing/engaging with related scholarly literatures; and Accessing VT Library resources off campus.

Overview of politics science, government, and international affairs

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