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Government & Political Science: Find Books

Use this guide to find books, articles, and reference sources to help you begin exploring and thinking about research in political science and related fields.

Getting Started

Subclass J – General legislative and executive papers

Subclass JA – Political science (General)

Subclass JC – Political theory

Subclass JF – Political institutions and public administration

Subclass JJ – Political institutions and public administration (North America)

Subclass JK – Political institutions and public administration (United States)

Subclass JL – Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)

Subclass JN – Political institutions and public administration (Europe)

Subclass JQ – Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)

Subclass JS – Local government. Municipal government

Subclass JV – Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration

Subclass JX – International law, see JZ and KZ (obsolete)

Subclass JZ – International relations

LC Call Numbers

The Fontbonne library uses Library of Congress call numbers to organize its collection. The classification system separates all material into 21 classes, each with its own alphabet letter. These classes are divided into smaller classes, or subclasses, identified by additional letters and numbers.

You can search Fontbonne's library catalog by call number HERE.

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Fontbonne University Online Catalog

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Finding Search Terms

Search these words and phrases through our Discovery Search or in the Catalog to find sources for your research.

Political Science.

Political Science -- Early works to 1800.

Political Science -- History.

Political Science -- Philosophy.

Political Science -- United States History.

Comparative Government.





Religion and Politics.


Social Contract.


State, The.

World Politics.

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