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Most reputable articles are published in peer reviewed journals, which only accessible with a subscription. USM Libraries provides subscription access to around 75,000 such journals which can either be browsed by publication or searched within various databases.

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Search for books locally or across the UMaine System of libraries. Use the "Request" feature in each item record to request free delivery from another location to your campus library. Use MaineCat to search the holding of Colby, Bates & Bowdoin Colleges and Maine's public librarian. Request free delivery from those locations, too. Use WorldCat to search worldwide for any book and request delivery using our Interlibrary Loan service.

Current Print Books of Interest

eBooks may be searched in the same way as print books, using URSUS. Click on the link provides to access those indicated as beeing available either to USM or the UMaine System (UM).

Current eBooks of Interest

The websites provided here are a sample of authoritative local, national, and international sources. Ask A Librarian for help finding more.

Citing all sources you consulted in your research is essential. In the field of political science APA citation style is usually used. The American Psychological Association Stylebook is available at each USM Libraries location.

  • Books: In every URSUS record use the Cite Now feature on the left to instantly see the formatted citation.
  • Articles: Many of our databases include a citation function at the article level. It will display the citation or you can email the artcile with the citation included.

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