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POL GEN 4175 - Women and Politics

This guide provides ready access to the best resources for locating scholarly research on women and politics. Examples are provided for each resource to demonstrate the most efficient way to locate relevant information.



Pro – can limit specifically to political science.

Pro – you can immediately view every article you find (we own them all)

Pro – you can use truncation and Boolean operators

Con – articles are almost all five years or older (JSTOR is an archive)

Con – only covers a subset of the political science journals

Con – can only limit search to title


JSTOR example – women and politics and the United States


JSTOR search example - looking for women and politics in the title and United States in any field



Before hitting the “Search” button be sure to limit to:

Articles”                          (option found farther down the page)

Political Science”           (an option found much farther down the page)



Limit JSTOR search results to political science journals