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PG 420: Senior Research Seminar in Comparative Politics: Books & Gov Docs

Government Documents

Many government documents are now published electronically.  In Primo Search do a keyword search using terms that describe your topic, then use the left-hand facets to refine your search by Author/Creator: United States.

In addition, here are a few key sites for identifying and locating government documents:

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Search Collins+Summit+Articles

Search IGO Websites

Searches across the websites of major IGO's including the UN, UNICEF, FAO, WFP, IMF, WTO, WHO, and the World Bank, to help you find information from these websites including news, reports, working papers, statistics & data, and more.

Call Numbers to Browse

If you're interested in a broad topic in Politics & Government, or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call letters:

  • J    General legislative
          & executive papers
  • JA  Political science (General)
  • JC  Political theory
  • JF  Political institutions
          & public administration
  • JK  Political institutions
          & public administration (US)
  • JZ  International relations
  • K   Law
  • KF Law (US)

Locations of books

  • New books are located in the Library lobby and are in call number order.
  • Print Reference books are on the first floor across from the Learning Commons area.
  • Book stacks: Consult the library map; look for location posters; or ask any staff member for help!

Required Course Text


E-books in Collins Library are fully integrated into Primo Search! 

Consult the e-books guide to find out more about finding and using our growing e-book collection.

Need help?

This guide highlights only a small portion of the many resources available to you.  If you're not finding what you need, don't hesitate to contact Andrea!

Andrea Klyn
Social Sciences Liaison Librarian
tel: (253) 879-2875
office:  Collins Library 141

Request an Appointment with Andrea