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Political Science: Books

An introductory guide to general Political Science resources and databases.

Find Books and E-Books


Advanced Search

Find Books option provides one-stop searching for books and e-books, journal articles, DVDs, and more.  The search box in the widget above allows you to directly search for materials found in what was previously called the Library Catalog.


The video below provides a brief introduction on how to use the new Search to find books and e-books in the USC Upstate library collection.  

Finding Books in the Library

The following PDF document explains in more detail how to read a Library of Congress call number.

Ebooks - Reference Titles

NOTE:  These reference titles are also available as ebooks using these links.  

Reference Books

The following is a list of reference books that are considered important titles in the field of Political Science and will be beneficial for background research and introductory information about topics within the field of Political Science.