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POLS-211 Canadian Government

Welcome to the POLS-211 library course guide!

The learning outcome of this guide is to identify essential political studies-related resources using the library's website.

Please proceed through the five sections to learn more (sections are various lengths):

  1. Introduction: Some introductory remarks and a quick overview of this guide.
  2. Finding Sources. A general orientation to doing research with library tools that includes tips for finding information using the collections at Queen's Library but also useful checklists for evaluating information prior to use.
  3. Writing your paper.
  4. Citing Sources.
  5. Getting help.

About the Queen's University Library

The Queen’s University Library is comprised of six libraries in five facilities: the Bracken Health Sciences Library, the Engineering and Science Library and W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library (both located in the Douglas Library Building), the Education Library, the Lederman Law Library and the Stauffer Library. Stauffer Library is the Business, Humanities and Social Sciences library and houses the majority of books and printed journals. 

Stauffer Library

 

Queen's Library subscribes to over 650 specialized databases and article indexes, several hundred thousand electronic books, 80,000 electronic journals and newspapers, and has well over 2 million physical (non-electronic) items including over 1.65 million books. The Queen's University Library homepage is the gateway to the library's collections and research tools.

Highlighted in the following screenshot are selected tools that one can access from the library's new homepage:

Big changes are coming!

On December 10 (2019) Summon and QCAT will be replaced with a new single tool for searching the library's holdings. Preview coming soon!

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