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Politics & Government

This guide is meant to point researchers in the direction of commonly-used politics & government resources available at Illinois State University. There are also descriptions of general search strategies to use those resources.

Finding Political Science Books

Political Science books can be found on the 4th floor of Milner Library. Here is a breakdown of the major subjects within Political Science, organized by Library of Congress call numbers. These are general topics. For more specific subtopics, reach out or search the library catalog. 

  • HX 519-550 - Communism/socialism in relation to special topics
  • HX 626-696 - Communism: Utopian socialism, collective settlements
  • HX 806-811 - Utopias. The ideal state
  • HX 821-970.9 - Anarchism
  • JA 1-26 - Periodicals
  • JA 27-34 - Societies
  • JA 35.5 - Congresses
  • JA 60-64 - Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
  • JA 71-80 - Theory. Relations to other subjects
  • JA 81-84 - History
  • JA 86-88 - Study and Teaching. Research
  • JA 92 - Collective Biography of political scientists
  • JC 47 - Asian state
  • JC 49 - Islamic state
  • JC 51-93 - Ancient state
  • JC 109-121 - Medieval state
  • JC 131-273 - Modern state
  • JC 311-314 - Nationalism. Nation state
  • JC 319-323 - Political Geography
  • JC 327 - Sovereignty
  • JC 328.2 - Consensus. Consent of the governed
  • JC 328.6-328.65 - Violence. Political violence
  • JC 329 - Patriotism
  • JC 345-347 - Symbolism
  • JC 348-497 - Forms of the state
  • JC 571-605 - Purpose, functions, and relations of the state
  • JF 20-1177 - General. Comparative government
    • JF 51-56 - General works. History
    • JF 225-619 - Organs and functions of the government
      • JF 251-289 - Executive. Heads of State
      • JF 331-341 - Parliamentary government
      • JF 419-691 - Legislation. Legislative process. Law-making
    • JF 799-1177 - Political rights. Political participation
  • JF 1338-2112 - Public administration
    • JF 1501-1521 - Civil service
    • JF 2011-2112 - Political parties
  • JK 1-9593 - United States
    • JK 404-1685 - Government. Political administration
      • JK 501-868 - Executive branch
        • JK 631-868 - Civil service. Departments and agencies
      • JK 1012-1432 - Congress. Legislative branch
        • JK 1154-1276 - Senate
        • JK 1308-1432 - House of Representatives
      • JK 1606-1683 - Capital. Public buildings. Government property. Government purchasing.
    • JK 1717-2217 - Political Rights. Practical politics
      • JK 1758-1761 - Citizenship
      • JK 1846-1929 - Suffrage
      • JK 1965-2217 - Electoral System
    • JK 2255-2391 - Political parties
    • JK 2403-9593 - State government
  • JK 9663-9993 - Confederate States of America
  • JL 1-500 - Canada
  • JL 599.5-839 - West Indies. Caribbean Area
  • JL 1200-1299 - Mexico
  • JL 1400-1679 - Central America
  • JL 1850-3899 - South America
  • JN 1-97 - General
  • JN 101-1371 - United Kingdom
  • JN 1395-1571.5 - Ireland
  • JN 1601-2191 - Austria-Hungary. Austria. Hungary.
  • JN 2210-2229 - Czech Republic.
  • JN 2240 - Slovakia
  • JN 2301-3007 - France
  • JN 3201-4944 - Germany
  • JN 5001-5191 - Greece
  • JN 5201-5690 - Italy
  • JN 5701-5999 - Netherlands
  • JN 6101-6371 - Belgium
  • JN 6500-6598 - Soviet Union. Russia. Post-Soviet states.
  • JN 6615 - Estonia
  • JN 6630-6639 - Ukraine
  • JN 6640-6649 - Belarus
  • JN 6680-6689 - Moldova
  • JN 6690-6699 - Russian Federation
  • JN 6370-6379 - Latvia
  • JN 6745 - Lithuania
  • JN 6750-6769 - Poland
  • JN 7011-7066 - Scandinavia. Northern Europe.
  • JN 7101-7367 - Denmark
  • JN 7370-7379 - Greenland
  • JN 7380-7389 - Iceland
  • JN 7390-7399 - Finland
  • JN 7401-7695 - Norway
  • JN 7721-7995 - Sweden
  • JN 8101-8399 - Spain
  • JN 8423-8661 - Portugal
  • JN 8701-9599 - Switzerland
  • JN 9600-9689 - Balkan states
  • JQ 21-1852 - Asia
    • JQ 200-620 - India
    • JQ 1070-1199 - Central Asia (Including Post-Soviet states)
    • JQ 1499-1749 - East Asia (Including China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea)
    • JQ 1758-1852 - Middle East (Including Turkey, Iran, Israel, Arabian Peninsula)
      • JQ 1850 - Arabic countries
      • JQ 1852 - Islamic countries
  • JQ 1870-3981 - Africa
  • JQ 3981.5-3986.7 - Atlantic Ocean islands
  • JQ 3995-6651 - Australia, New Zealand, Oceania
  • JS 55-68 - History
  • JS 141-163 - Executive branch. Mayor
  • JS 171 - Legislative branch
  • JS 221-227 - Elections. Local elections. Municipal elections.
  • JS 241-271 - Local government other than municipal
  • JS 300-1582 - United States
  • JS 1701-1800 - Canada
  • JS 1840-2058.9 - West Indies. Caribbean area.
  • JS 2101-2143 - Mexico
  • JS 2145-2219 - Central America
  • JS 2300-2778 - South America
  • JS 3000-2949.89 - Europe
  • JS 6950-7520 - Asia
    • JS 7510 - Arab countries
    • JS 7520 - Islamic countries
  • JS 7525-7819.9 - Africa
  • JS 7820-7827.9 - Atlantic Ocean islands
  • JS 7900-7906.9 - Indian Ocean islands
  • JS 8001-8490.9 - Australia. New Zealand. Pacific Ocean islands
  • JV 1-5397 - Colonies and colonization
    • JV 1-9 - Periodicals. Serials
    • JV 10-19 - Societies
    • JV 61-152 - History
    • JV 412-461 - Administration
    • JV 500-5397 - Colonizing nations
  • JV 6001-9480 - Emigration and immigration. International migration
    • JV 6001-6006 - Periodicals. Serials
    • JV 6021-6033 - History
    • JV 6091-6124 - Emigration
    • JV 6201-6347 - Immigration
    • JV 6403-7127 - United States
    • JV 7200-7539 - Canada, Latin America, etc.
    • JV 7590-8339.7 - Europe
    • JV 8490-8758 - Asia
    • JV 8760 - Arab countries
    • JV 8762 - Islamic countries
    • JV 8790-9024.5 - Africa
    • JV 9029-9036 - Atlantic Ocean islands
    • JV 9040-9047 - Indian Ocean islands
    • JV 9100-9269 - Australia, New Zealand
    • JV 9290-9470 - Pacific Ocean islands
  • JZ 5.5-18 - Periodicals
  • JZ 24-38 - Societies, associations, academies, institutes, etc., for the study of international relations
  • JZ 63-1153 - Sources
  • JZ 1249-1254 - Relation to other disciplines and topics
  • JZ 1305-2060 - Scope of international relations
    • JZ 1329.5-1395 - By period
    • JZ 1400-1454 - Diplomatic and consular service
    • JZ 1464-2060 - Scope of international relations with regard to countries, territories, regions, etc.
  • JZ 3674-3875 - State territory and its parts
    • JZ 3685 - Boundaries
    • JZ 3686-3875 - International waters
  • JZ 4835-5490 - International organization and associations
    • JZ 4841-4848 - Political Non-governmental organizations
    • JZ 4850-5490 - Intergovernmental organizations
      • JZ 4893-4934 - League of Nations
      • JZ 4935-5160 - United Nations
  • JZ 5511.2-6300 - Promotion of peace. Peaceful change
    • JZ 5514-5526 - Societies, associations, academies, institutes, etc., for peace promotion, research and education
    • JZ 5527-5532 - Congresses and conferences
    • JZ 5587-6009 - International security. Disarmament. Global survival
    • JZ 6010-6060 - Pacific settlement of international disputes
  • JZ 6360-6377 - Non-military coercion
  • JZ 6385-6405 - The armed conflict. War and order
  • JZ 6422-6422.5 - Neutrality. Non-participation in wars. Norms of neutrality.
  • JZ 6350 - aspects of war

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