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GOVT 502: Research Methods in Government

Library research sources and services

Get Started in Government Research

Welcome to the research guide for Government. The resources below are a great place to start your research.

   Use the menu on the left to find additional resources for finding books, articles, and more.

Find Articles

Start with these databases for finding scholarly journal articles.

Selected Journals for the study of Government Organizations and Public Administration

Selected Journals for Comparative Politics and International Relations

Find Books

Search the Library Catalog to find books on your research topics. You can also search the databases below for research information in e-books.

Books in Government, Political Science and Public Administration can be found in the following Call Number ranges. Most will be located on the 2nd floor of the Zuhl Library:

JA1-92 Political science (General)

JC11-605 Political theory. The state. 

JF20-2112 Political institutions and public administration 

          JF1338-2112 Public administration

JJ1000-1019 Political institutions and public administration (North America) 

JK1-9993 Political institutions and public administration (United States)

JL1-3899 Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.) 

JN1-9689 Political institutions and public administration (Europe) 

JQ21-6651 Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.) 

JS39-8500 Local government. Municipal government 

Find U.S. Federal & New Mexico State Government Documents

Government Documents Library Guide

The New Mexico State University Library is an official depository for documents produced by the United States and the State of New Mexico. The Library joined the Federal Depository Library Program in 1907 and currently selects 67% of all Federal depository documents available. Documents are selected to meet the research needs of New Mexico State University and the 2nd Congressional District of New Mexico, and includes areas such as agriculture, trade, statistics, federal regulations, science and technical publications, and census data. The collection is shelved according to the Superintendent of Documents Classification.

You can find the Government Documents unit on the first floor of the Branson Library and we are happy to help you navigate the world of government information. The Government Documents service desk is open daily from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and again from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.