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Politics & Government

Use this guide to help with your political science research.

Finding Criminal Justice Books

For more information, please consult Milner's Understanding Call Numbers guide.

Search for Milner books in the Library Catalog. Below are a few videos which walk you through how to find books using different criteria.

Finding a Book by Subject

Finding a Book By Title

Finding a Book By Author

Finding a Course Reserve

Need help understanding call numbers?  Please go the Understanding Call Numbers guide.

Call Number Range Subject - Political Science
J General Legislative and Executive Papers
JA Political Science (General)
JC Political Theory
JF Political Institutions and Public Administration
JK                                                  Political Institutions and Public Administration (United States)
--JK 5701 - 5799 --Political Institutions and Public Administration (Illinois)
JL Political Institutions and Public Administration (Canada, Latin America, Etc.)
JN Political Institutions and Public Administration (Europe)
JQ Political Institutions and Public Administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
--JQ 1 - 1850 --Political Institutions and Public Administration (Asia)
--JQ 1900 - 3981 --Political Institutions and Public Administration (Africa)
--JQ 4000-6651 -- Political Institutions and Public Administration (Australia and Oceania)
JS Local Government, Municipal Government
JV Colonies and Colonization, Emigration and Immigration, International Migration
--JV 1 - 5299 --Colonies and Colonization
--JV 6001 - 9500 --Emigration and Immigration
JZ International Relations


Political science resources can be found primarily on the 4th floor of Milner Library and begin with call numbers "HX" and "J". Reference materials and current periodicals are on the 2nd floor.

If there is a resource that Milner does not own and you feel we should, please request a purchase.

Reading eBooks

There are three ways to read an eBook through Milner Library:

  1. Read the book on your browser
  2. Download the book onto your laptop or tablet
  3. Print one or more pages (requires one of the first two options)

If you are on campus, you will automatically have access to the available ebooks through the Milner catalog, and ISU server. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to log in using your ULID and password before you can gain access to the book.

If you need help downloading or printing an eBook, please consult Milner's eBook Guide.

Social Sciences Librarian

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Grace Allbaugh
Milner Office: Room 415
Office Hours by appointment (see "Book Appointment" button above)

Schroeder Office: Room 432
Office Hours:
Thursdays, 2:30-4:30, Schroeder Hall 432 (no appointment necessary)
(309) 438-5313