Cardinal Cushing Library
POLSC1401 - Martin


Paper requirements -  "A minimum of four books and/or articles in refereed [peer-reviewed] journals" is necessary to receive a "C" on your research paper.  An "A" paper has a "large number of peer reviewed strong and academically respected sources."
See the syllabus for further information.
Article Databases
FAQs
Restricted Resource = Emmanuel Faculty, Staff & Students only
 
"Peer-reviewed [refereed] journals are publications that include only those articles that have been reviewed and/or qualified by a selected panel of acknowledged experts in the field of study covered by the journal" (Ebsco Help).
 
  • Explore the Suggested International Relations Journals.
  • JSTOR and Project MUSE only contain scholarly publications. For the other databases, make sure that you limit the databases to peer-reviewed.
     
Note: There are many strong journals that specialize in a particular area.

Suggested Scholarly International Relations Journals

American Political Science Review  | Foreign Affairs* | Foreign Policy | International Journal of World Peace | International Security | International Studies Quarterly | International Studies Review | International Affairs | Journal of Peace Research | Political Science Quarterly | SAIS Review | Survival | The Washington Quarterly | World Policy Journal | World Politics

* Foreign Affairs, although not peer-reviewed, is scholarly and will count towards the required sources.

Article Databases: Ranked by Relevance

JSTOR Restricted Resource

Project MUSEĀ® Restricted Resource

Ebsco search for Political Science Restricted Resource Academic OneFile (1980 - current) Restricted Resource
  • Limit to Peer Reviewed Journals under More Options.
     
ProQuest Central Restricted Resource
  • Limit to: Peer Reviewed
Emmanuel College Library Contact
Diane Zydlewski
Associate Librarian for Reference, Instruction, and Outreach
zydlewsd@emmanuel.edu | 617-735-9927
Research Starter
These do not count towards the required peer-reviewed (refereed) sources.
 
Search for Books
Paper Requirements:
Scholarly books are written by authors who have advanced degrees (e.g., PhD) in the field of study and the books are published by scholarly presses (e.g., university presses)



 

Reference Books (Print and E-Books)
  • Political Handbook of the World REFERENCE JF37 .P6
Recommended Web Sites
Newspapers
Newspapers sources do not count as peer-reviewed (refereed) sources.

U.S. Newspapers

New York Times (1980-present) Restricted Resource

Wall Street Journal
Washington Post (1996-present) Restricted Resource

Also, explore local newspapers from the country that you are studying.
Additional Sources
Research Paper Citation Guidelines
  • 16th ed. of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • May use in text, footnotes, or endnotes with a bibliography

Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.) REFERENCE DESK Z253 .U69 2010

Book cover Chicago Manual of Style
Citation Management Tool
RefWorks Restricted Resource
Registration: Sign up for a New Account by creating a Login Name and Password from a computer on campus. You will receive an email confirming your new account with instructions for accessing your RefWorks account off campus.

Using RefWorks:

Last updated: Aug 30th 2017