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Political Science 102: Find Articles

A guide to help students in Political Science 102 complete their assignments.

Recommended Databases

E-Learning Students

On-campus student? E-Learning student? – UAS libraries provides many online resources for the convenience of all students.  As you use this guide, you'll notice green student sitting at desk w/computerthat it includes information about searching and finding both print and online resources.  All students have access to our electronic resources.  You will need your UA username and password to access our e-resources, like eBooks and the full text of articles online.  If you need to retrieve or reset your UA username and password, visit ELMO.


Why Use Library Databases?

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From the Trevor M. Davis Photograph Collection at the Alaska State Library.
Statehood Celebration, July 4, 1959, Juneau.  Colorguard at left. Official guests seated in chairs on lawn of Juneau Library; women in formal dresses seated below lawn; spectators all around.  See


Databases allow you to search for citations and full-text articles in popular magazines and scholarly journals

Databases cover all sorts of subjects and are especially useful for current information 

Databases index information which has gone through an editorial review process

Databases are structured and allow you to find information more precisely

By setting limiters in databases, you can specify "scholarly journal" and "full-text"

Where can you find databases? On the library's homepage @Database Vendors



What To Do If You Can't Find the Articles You Need

Help! I need an article not available online. If you find a citation for an article that is not available to you online, you have options to get that article.

1. Ask a librarian for help at Librarians are experts in finding articles for you.

2. Check our Journal Title Search - search for a journal, magazine, or newspaper to find out if the library has access.

3. Interlibrary Loan - we can order an article for you from another library - this normally takes several days to receive the article. There is no fee to UAS students for Interlibrary Loans.


Never pay for an article on a publisher's website - ask a librarian for help and you'll save both time and money.

Subject Guide

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