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WRPR 101: Finding a Voice (HC): Political Science

Writing Program 101: Finding a Voice: Identity, Environment, and Intellectual Inquiry (Ladva) Fall 2019

Blogs and News

Companion Series

The companion and handbook genre is a publication type that has flourished in the last decade.  The goal is for leading scholars to provide a thorough description of the subject matter of a field while also giving the most current interpretations of key questions.  Each essay in a companion reflects an important subject facet and identifies the books and articles which are crucial for a greater understanding.   Companions for Political Science include:

Blackwell Companions - 25 titles

Cambridge Companions and Handbooks - 39 titles  

Oxford Handbooks - 51 titles      

Routledge Handbooks - 23 titles                                                                                                                                                         

Literature Reviews

Literature reviews are a particularly useful resource when doing research.  They address the issues involved in a particular question and the debates among scholars.  They map out the intellectual terrain succinctly and give you the major landmarks in terms of key authors and significant titles for greater understanding.  It is one of the best places to find discussion of issues that are unresolved or in contention.

Journal Indexes

Political Science

Protester on Day 47 Occupy Wall Street, November 2, 2011 (Wikimedia Commons)

Associations and Conferences

Staying Current