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POLB50: Canada's Political Institutions

Consult this guide to find resources for your research assignment.

Find Scholarly Journal Articles

Try a variety of article databases to do a complete search on your research topic.

Interdisciplinary Databases:   These databases can be found on the Library website under Popular Databases

Databases Recommended for Political Science:    These databases are also available on the Library Website under By subject A to Z.

Databases for Canadian Studies:     These databases are also available on the Library Website under By subject A to Z.

Journals for Canadian Politics

Find Books

Evaluate Sources

Evaluate and select the most appropriate sources for your assignment.    This will help you write a better essay, and ultimately a higher grade.

Content of Article

  • Is the article relevant to your course?
  • Is the article relevant to your discipline?
  • Is the article relevant to your assignment topic?

Type of Article

  • Is your article from a scholarly journal?

Date of Publication

  • When was the article published?  Is it up-to-date enough to be relevant?
  • If the article is older has it been cited by other articles?

Chicago Citation Style

Have questions about Chicago style citation?   Ask your TA. You can also visit the reference desk (by the stairs) in the library or the Writing Centre for assistance.