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Political Science

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Getting Started

Welcome to the Political Science Guide! Here you will find a selection of relevant research resources available at the library.

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Research Process


Pick out the main ideas from your topic and generate some keywords.


Search the main library search to find books, ebooks, articles, videos and more.

Searching Tips:

  • "Quotes" for phrases and titles.
    • "Conservatism in Canada"
  • Asterisk (*) for truncation
    • liberal* = liberals; liberalism; liberalists
  • AND for combining different concepts 
    • liberalism AND Canada AND Trudeau
  • OR for similar concepts / synonyms
    • constituency OR "electoral district" 

Google Search Tips:

  • plus your search terms  (to limit your search results to the Government of Canada)
  • plus your search terms  (to limit your search results to a particular jurisdiction)
  • site:ca plus your search terms plus your search terms  (to limit your search to Canadian content sites)

will search for the word festivals but only within the domain. 

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