Political Theory



Resources marked with this symbol are restricted to Columbia affiliates.

Find Books

  • CLIO: Columbia Libraries Online Catalog
    CLIO is the online catalog for the Columbia and Barnard libraries. It includes over 4 million records for books, journal or newspaper titles (not articles), online resources, government documents, microforms, sound or video recordings, archival collections, etc.
  • Digital Dissertations
    Access to almost all American dissertations accepted at an accredited institution since 1861. Abstracts are included for doctoral dissertation records from July 1980 to the present In addition, the full text of dissertations published since 1997 (and some from earlier dates) is available.
  • Pegasus: Columbia University Law School Library Online Catalog
    Pegasus includes: U.S. federal and state law, selected Commonwealth jurisdictions, major foreign language collections and, since 1983, vernacular and Western language materials pertaining to law in Japan and the People's Rep. of China.
  • WorldCat
    An online catalog of the collections of 24,000 member libraries of the OCLC consortium, comprising more than 36 million records for books, serials, manuscript collections, audiovisual materials, computer files, and other media.
  • Borrow Direct
    A borrowing service offered by the university libraries of Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale. It is designed to allow students, faculty and staff to request (and receive in four days) books directly from each other's collections.

Find Journal Articles

  • JSTOR
    Provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in the field of Political Science from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication.
  • Left Index
    Provides a diverse literature of the left, including on politics and economics.
  • PAIS Archive & International
    Includes references to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical sources, grey literature, research reports, conference proceedings, and publications of international agencies, originally published in the PAIS Bulletin, 1915 to the present.
  • Philosopher's Index
    Covers the major fields of philosophy, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and the philosophy of related fields such as education, history, law and religion.
  • POIESIS
    Provides full text to hundreds of issues of participating philosophy journals.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
    Bibliographic information and cited references in articles in social sciences journals. Coverage 1965 to the present.

Find Book Reviews

  • Book review index plus
    An index to book reviews from approximately 600 scholarly and popular English-language jounals with links to more than 630,000 full-text reviews
  • Law & Politics Book Review
    Sponsored by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, it provides thematic essays that address important substantive, theoretical, or methodological issues about the legal process and politics.
  • Political ReviewNet
    Povides reviews in all the major sub-disciplines of Politics and International Relations.

Conference Proceedings/Working Papers

  • PaspersFirst
    Provides access to indexes of published papers presented at conferences worldwide since in 1993.
  • ProceedingsFirst
    Contains citations to proceedings of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library from October 1993 to the present.

Background Information

  • Encyclopedia of Political Theory
    Provides concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Coverage includes: Ancient Theory, Medieval Theory, Early Modern Theory, Enlightenment, Modern Theory, Constitutionalism, Liberalism, Critical Theory, Continental Theory, Empirical Theory, and Comparative Political Thought.
  • The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory
    Oxford University Press, 2006. JA71 .O84 2006g
  • Oxford Handbooks Online. Philosophy
    Complete searchable texts of the Oxford handbooks in philosophy. The handbooks offer both thorough introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource for scholars and advanced students.
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Provides an alphabetical index to the publication's contents, as well as a site search engine. Contains information on individual philosophers and their beliefs.