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Political Science

Finding Books

For information on how to locate books in the library, use the Locating Books guide.
UWF students who live over 50 miles from the UWF campus may request that books be delivered by mail.

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Search for physical materials in our collection.

UBorrow allows you to request print books directly from Florida’s state universities and colleges. This unmediated borrowing service increases your access to the book collections of these institutions and usually delivers more quickly than standard Interlibrary Loan.

Make sure you log in with your Argonet credentials in the top right corner of the Primo VE page. Select Statewide Catalog from the dropdown menu in the search box. Use the UBorrow Request link in the catalog record, then click the green Send button at the bottom of the submission form. You will receive an email when the book arrives and is ready for pick-up at the library's Information Desk. 

The loan period for UBorrow items is 45 days from the time the item arrives on campus, and you may request one 30-day renewal. UBorrow renewals are placed exactly like UWF book renewals. Select My Loans from the dropdown menu in your profile, then click Renew. UBorrow renewals must be placed before the due date, and you will receive an email notification with the new due date or a request denial. UBorrow books should be returned to the Information Desk.

Notes and Reminders:

  • e-books and other media are not available through UBorrow
  • do not remove the UBorrow paperwork attached to the book(s)
  • you will be fined for all overdue, lost, and damaged UBorrow loans

UBorrow - Statewide Union Catalog
Search for materials across all 40 Florida state universities and public colleges.

If you need a book that is not available at UWF, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.  Most books are received in about 2 weeks, and you will be notified when they are available for you to pick up at the Reference desk.

To identify books on your topic that UWF doesn't own, try searching WorldCat (in Databases A-Z list), a catalog of materials at universities, community colleges, public libraries, and other library agencies throughout the United States and internationally.

For more information, watch this brief InterLibrary Loan video.


We have over 160,000 ebooks in our collections.  Links to many of these titles are included in OneSearch and the library catalog, but you may also search online book collections directly.

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Online Reference Sources


There are over 800 reference titles available in CREDO, our online reference database. Many are specifically related to Political Science, including:

Background Sources

The following print sources are located in the Reference collection on the first floor. Additional titles can be identified by searching the library catalog.

Getting Published in Political Science Journals: A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Librarians. 2001. [Ref. JA 86 M37 2001]
Political Science Research Methods. 2001. [Ref. JA 71 J55 2001]
Style Manual for Political Science. 2001. [Ref. JA 86 A52 2001]

Dictionary of Government and Politics. 1998. [Ref. JA 61 D52 1998]
Dictionary of Modern Politics. 2002. [Ref. JA 61 R63 2002]
Encyclopedia of American Political History. 2001. [Ref. E 183 E48 2001]
Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations. 2002. [Ref. JZ 1160 N65 2002]
International Relations: A Political Dictionary. 1995. [Ref. JX 1226 P55]
Oxford Companion to Politics of the World. 2001. [Ref. JA 61 O95]

Almanac of American Politics. Biennial. [Ref. Desk JK 1010 A6]
Measure of Political Attitudes. 1999. [Ref. JA 74.5 M43]
New Handbook of Political Science. 1996. [Ref. JA 66 N49]

Political Profiles. 1976- [Ref. E 840.6 P64]
Twentieth Century Women Politicians. 1998. [Ref. HQ 1236.5 U6 T496 1998]
Who's Who in American Politics. Biennial. 1967/68-1991/92 [Ref. E 176 W6424]