Collection Development Policy

Return to list of Departmental Collection Development Policies
Political Science

Political Science Department (College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences)  
Librarian Liaison:  Christina Chester-Fangman 
Faculty Representative:
Dr. Marsha Lyle-Gonga

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level:   D=Basic; desired level is C= Study

Purpose/program description:     Instruct undergraduates in the arts and sciences of politics and government and to provide experience in these areas through internships organizations and field exercises

  • Accrediting body: N/A
  • Degrees:   B.A./B.S.

 Collection Development Plan

 Targeted areas:

  • American Institutions and processes
  • International politics
  • Comparative politics
  • Political theory
  • Politics and ethics
  • religion and politics
  • public law
  • Leadership studies
  • Latin American politics
  • Politics of the Middle East
  • European politics
  • Asian politics
  • African politics

General Collection Guidelines:

Languages: English  

Chronological Guidelines:   Pre1900-present

Dates of Publication: 2008-

Geographical Areas:  W=World with particular emphasis on U.S.

Noted Publishers:    Academy of Political Science; CQ Press ; Oxford Univ. Press

Reviews:  Books in Print;; Political Science Quarterly (PSQ)

Material Formats Collected: monographs  & videos

Material Formats Excluded:   workbooks and consumables, review copies, computer software, instructional software,  books on CD or tape (library storage/operational constraints)

Other General Considerations:    

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses:    

LC Subject Subdivisions:   

  • General Legislative and executive papers (J1-981)
  • Political Science (general) (JA1-92)
  • Political Theory (`JC11-607)
  • Political Institutions and Public Administration (general) (JF20-2112)
  • Political Institutions and Public Administration (North America) (JJ1000-1019)
  • Political Institutions and Public Administration (United States) (JK1-9993)
  • Political Institutions and Public Administration - Canada, West Indies, Mexico (JL1-3899)
  • Political Institutions and Public Administration - Europe (JN)
  • Political Institutions and Public Administration - Asia, Arab, Islamic, Africa, Atlantic & Pacific Ocean Islands, Australia, New Zealand (JQ)
  • Local government municipal government (JS)
  • Colonies & colonization (JV1-5810)
  • International Law see KZ (JX1-6650 Obsolete)
  • International Relations (JZ)
  • Law of the United States (KF)

Related Subject Areas:    History, Sociology

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:   

Other Considerations:


Date Prepared: 9/2005; Last Updated 8/2013