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Political Science and International Relations: Books

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Finding Political Science Books

Political Science books are  generally shelved in the Central Library but let the library catalogue be your guide to various locations. We use the Library of Congress classification system for arrangement.

Every item in the Library has a unique call number which can be found by using the Library Catalogue.

Books which are highly recommended for particular courses are held on High Demand. To see the list for your course, type the course code into the Course code search in the Library Catalogue, eg POLS 102

 

Guide to call numbers


Library of Congress Classifications for Political Science

J - JZ

Central  Library

J

General legislative and executive papers

1-9 Gazettes
10-98 United States
100-981 Other countries

JA

Political science (general)

1-26 Periodicals / journals
27-34 Congresses / conferences
60-64 Dictionaries & encyclopedias
71-80 Theory
81-84 History
86-88 Study, teaching and research
92 Collected biographies of political scientists

JC

Political theory

11 Theories of the state
47 Oriental state
49 Islamic state
51-93 Ancient state
109-21 Medieval state
131-273 Modern state
311-314 Nationalism. Nation state
319-323 Political geography
327 Sovereignty
328.2 Consent of the governed
328.6 Violence. Political violence
329 Patriotism
325-347 Symbolism. Emblems, Flags etc
348-497 Forms of the state
501-607 Purpose, functions and relations of the state
571-607 The state and the individual, individual rights, liberty

JF

Political institutions & public administration

20-1177 Comparative government
51-56 General history
201-619 Organs and functions of government
251-289 Executive. Heads of State
331-341 Parliamentary government
441-619 Legislation. Legislative process
800-11777 Political rights. Political participation
1388-2112 Public administration
1411-1521 Civil service
2011-2112 Political parties

JK

Political institutions & public administration: United States

401-1685 Government, Public Administration
1001-1443 Congress
1308-1443 House of representatives
1717-2248 Political rights
1756-1761 Citizenship
1846-1936 Suffrage
1961-2248 Electoral system
2255-2391 Political parties
2403-9593 State government
9613 Hawaii

JL

Political institutions & public administration: Canada, Central & Sth America

JL 1-500 Canada
599.5-839 Carribbean
1200-1679 Mexico. Central America
1850-3899 South America

JN

Political institutions & public administration: Europe

1-97 Europe in general
101-1179 Great Britain
1187-1371 Scotland
1400-1571 Ireland
1601-2191 Austria-Hungary
2210-2229 Czech Republic
2240 Slovakia
2301-3007 France
3201-4980 Germany
5001-5191 Greece
5201-5690 Italy
5701-5999 Netherlands
6101-6371 Belgium
6500-6598 Former Soviet Republics
6690 Russia (federation)
7011-7066 Scandinavia
8101-8423 Spain, Portugal
8701 Switzerland
9600 Balkan States

JQ

Political institutions and public administration: Asia

1-1849 Asia
200-620 India
1070-1199 Central Asia
1499-1749 China Japan Korea
1758 Middle East
1850 Arab countries
1852 Islamic countries
1870-3981 Africa
3995 Australia
5800-5899 New Zealand
5900-6651 Pacific Islands

JS

Local government

55-67 History
141-271 Municipal government
300-1583 USA
1701-1800 Canada
1840-2058 Caribbean
2101-2219 Central America
2300-2778 South America
3000-6949 Europe
6950-7509 Asia
7510 Arab countries
7520 Islamic countries
7525-7819 Africa
8001-8490 Australia
8331-8399 New Zealand
8401-8490 Pacific Islands

JV

Colonies and colonisation; Emigration and immigration

1-5399 Colonies and colonisation
1-9 Periodicals
10-19 Societies
61-151 History
412-461 Administration and organisation
500-5399 Colonising nations
6001-6006 Periodicals, journals
6021-6032 History
6061-6149 Emigration
6201-6348 Immigration
6403-7127 United States
7200-7539 Canada, Latin America
7590-8349 Europe
8490-8758 Asia
8760 Arab countries
8762 Islamic countries
8790 Africa
9100-9268 Australia
9262-9289 New Zealand
9290-9470 Pacific Islands

JX

(Obsolete)

JZ 5-6530

International Relations

63-11153 Documents , Collections, Cases
1305-2060 Diplomacy. IR theory.
4835-5490 International organisations
4935 United Nations
6385    Armed Conflict. War and order.
   

HX

 

519-550 Communism/ socialism in relation to special topics
626-696 Communism: Utopian socialism, collective settlements
806-811 Utopias. The ideal state.
821-970.9 Anarchism

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Book searching - beyond UC libraries

Thesis and Honours students are likely to have time to look beyond UC resources.
With this in mind some 'mega search' catalogues are listed below: