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Political Studies

How Can I Use Books and Media?


For your Political Studies assignments, you may need to use books for background research or to support your ideas and analyses. Remember that you may not always need to read the entire book - sometimes, just one or two chapters will give you all the information you need.


eBooks are exactly the same as hard copy books in terms of content, but the difference is you can access them online! If you do a catalogue search in the box below or from the Library's Website, your results will automatically include eBooks. The Library has many more eBooks than print.

Streaming Platforms and DVDs

The CapU Library also has many DVDs and subscribes to a number of streaming platforms that include documentaries, some of which relate to political studies. When you search the CapU Library catalogue using the box below, or from the main Library Website, you will automatically get DVDs and streaming films in your search results. Films can give you great information for your assignments, but always check with your instructor before using them as an official source.

Search Discovery

Discovery is the Library's one-search experience. Find articles, books, films, music and more!

Browse the Shelves

You can browse the shelves and find books on economics in these call number ranges:

J 1-981 General Executive and Legislative Papers

JA 1-92 Political science (General)

JC 11-605 Political theory. The state. Theories of the state

JF 20-2112 Political institutions and public administration

JJ 1000-1019 Political institutions and public administration (North America)

JK 1-9993 Political institutions and public administration (United States)

JL 1-3899 Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)

JN 1-9689 Political institutions and public administration (Europe)

JQ 21-6651 Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area)

JS 39-8500 Local government. Municipal government

JV 1-9480 Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration 

JZ 5-6530 International relations

View Books by Subject in Discovery

Here are some sample searches of books on a number of topics that you can browse by clicking on the link:

Streaming Platforms for Movies and Documentaries