With ancient roots in political philosophy, Political Science at Notre Dame is organized into five subfields: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and Constitutional studies.
These resources will provide background information or context for your project or paper. They will also assist you in identifying key themes, participants, and events as you focus your research.
Dictionaries are most often collections of words in one or more specific languages, usually arranged in alphabetical order, providing information like word meanings and usage. Some dictionaries include information more commonly found in encyclopedias. Encyclopedias are collections of information on terms and concepts, and, alongside definitions, they also include more in-depth general information on a topic. Encyclopedias can be general or subject-specific.
Maps and atlases are a central resource in the study of politics, conflict, and peace. The Hesburgh Libraries have a collection of large, detailed maps published by various U.S. government agencies located in the Hesburgh Library Lower Level and in the Library's Research Tower (primarily the ninth floor). The Kellogg Kroc Library also contains significant atlas collections. For more information, see our Library Guide on Maps.