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Library resources for POLS 2318: Politics, Groups & Society

Important Notes:

NEVER PAY FOR ARTICLES: The library subscribes to databases that have lots of articles in them from reputable news outlets. You do NOT need to pay for a subscription to a newspaper.


ALWAYS GRAB THE PERMALINK: Permalinks or permanent links are associated with articles so you can always get back to that article. You will need these for your Research Logs.

Filtering Your Search

Filters to select from the left menu:

Source Type:  Newspapers

Publication Date: Using this date range will help you select articles that reflect the current conversation.

Document Type: Clicking on More will let you Include News, Article, and Feature and allow you to Exclude other types of content -- see if this helps!

Publication Title: Select the papers that you are allowed to use: NY Times, Texas Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post

Filters to select from the left menu:

Date Search: Using this date range will help you select articles that reflect the current conversation.

Source Name: Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle,  and the LA Times

Filters to select from the left menu:

Publication Date: Using this date range will help you select articles that reflect the current conversation.

Source Type: Magazine

Publication: TIME Magazine

Is it Peer-Reviewed?

When we're searching in library sources, we can use filters to help identify peer-reviewed sources. When using Google Scholar and other online tools, sometimes it's not so clear. When you find an interesting article, but can't tell if the journal is peer-reviewed, search for the journal in Ulrich's and check the journals status. If it still isn't clear, check with a professor or a librarian.

Cite your articles in APSA

Your professors want you to cite your articles using APSA (American Political Science Review) style.

For newspaper article, this will look like the following:

Author Last Name, Author's First Name. Year of publication. "Title of Article." Title of Newspaper, day month.


Cuff, Daniel F. 1985. "Forging a New Shape for Steel." New York Times, 26 May.

Journal articles might look like this:

Author Last Name, Author First Name. Year of Publication. "Title of Article." Journal. Volume Number (Edition): pages.


Gill, Rebecca D., Michael Kagan, and Fatma Marouf. 2019. “The Impact of Maleness on Judicial Decision Making: Masculinity, Chivalry, and Immigration Appeals.” Politics, Groups & Identities. 7(3): 508-528.






Acceptable News Outlets

Your professor has approved the following news outlets as sources:

*Note: Content from the Opinion pages are not acceptable for this assignment*

Connecting to Google Scholar

Follow these steps to ensure that you have access to full text via our databases when searching Google Scholar.

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