POL 4461W: European Government and Politics

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Welcome to this library guide for POL4461W: European Goverment and Politics! Use the links on the left to navigate through the guide which includes links to relevant reference sources, databases, tips on searching, and much more. 

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Background Information and Reference

Databases for Scholarly Articles

Click "view online," "PDF," or the  button to connect to the full text if we have it. The   will also indicate whether a print copy is held in the Libraries. If not available, request the item via Interlibrary Loan

Useful Books on Europe and the EU

Tips for Using Libraries Search and Catalog

Libraries Search will search many article databases, the UMN Library Catalog and other resources. But it doesn't search everything. You may want to search subject specific article databases to find more articles and for more search options. . 

The UMN Library Catalog searches books, journals, DVDs, other formats but NOT articles. 

To limit by language, format, or subject, use the limits on the right after performing a search in Libraries Search

Below are a few useful search strategies:

One of the most effective ways to search for items on a country, city, or region is to do a subject browse search. Input the geographic place name and browse through the list of subtopics. See the example below.


Finding Specific Journals and Articles

You can find online journals by searching by journal title in the E-Journal Search

To find a journal either in print or online, search by the journal title in Libraries Search or the Library Catalog ("Catalog Only")


To search for a specific article, use Libraries Search, a subject-specific database, or citation linker. and search by words in the article title and the author's name. See "How to Find Articles" for more tips. 

Citing your sources (e.g. MLA, APA, etc.)

Many article databases (e.g. Academic Search Premier, Google Scholar) will create a citation for you. After you found the item, look for "cite" or "quotes." Here are examples:

In Google Scholar:

Click the "quote" below the item in Google Scholar.

In Academic Search Premier: 

Click cite in Academic Search Premier.


Learn more about on annotated bibliographies 

Annotated Bibliography from UW-Madison

An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources, each of which is followed by a brief note or “annotation.”

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