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Political Studies

Finding Books

Use QCat to search the books, videos, journals or newspapers that are available in print or online at the library.

Search tips:

  • Keyword search: like Google, terms are automatically combined with 'AND.'
  • Keyword boolean search: allows you to combine search words and phrases (using AND and OR). Use quotation marks for phrases (e.g. "international relations.")
  • To discover books about a particular person, search QCat by subject heading, e.g. pierre trudeau.

E-Book Collections

  • Scholars Portal
    The platform is designed to provide a single interface for accessing digital texts from multiple content providers. With a single search, you can find books from a variety of scholarly publishers.
  • Canadian Electronic Library - Public Policy Collection
    Collection of Canadian publications, in English or French, originally issued in the public domain. Includes: research papers, reports, studies, policy papers and briefs, discussion papers, numbered series, working papers and speeches.
  • ebrary
     Search and browse the full-text of books from scholarly Canadian and international publishers.
  • Social Theory
     A collection of influential writings representing the most important trends of sociological thought from the 18th century to the present day. Relevant to the fields of sociology, economics, political science, race and gender studies, intellectual history, media studies, psychology and philosophy.

For a comprehensive list of all e-book collections that the library subscribes to, click here.