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Political Science

This guide presents Political Science sources available through the Salem State University Library. Use it to help you in your research.

Finding Books at SSU and Beyond

Follow the links below to find books at Salem State University Library or in libraries elsewhere.

Call Numbers for Political Science

Many people like to search for books in the library by browsing the shelves.  This works because books are arranged on the shelves by subject.  The call number of each book tells not only where the book is in the library, but what its main subject is.  Use the list below to find political science books on the topic in which you are interested.

    General legislative and executive papers

JA    Political science (General)

JC    Political theory

JF    Political institutions and public administration – General

JK    Political institutions and public administration – United States

JL     Political institutions and public administration – Canada. Latin America.

JN     Political institutions and public administration – Europe

JQ     Political institutions and public administration – Asia. Africa. Australia. Pacific area.

JS      Local government. Municipal government

JV     Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration.

JZ      International relations.


For a more detailed subject breakdown, click on the following link and then on the topic in which you are interested.

Call Numbers for Law

K           General. Comparative and uniform law.  Jurisprudence.

KB         Religious Law in general.  Comparative religious law.  Jurisprudence.

KD         United Kingdom and Ireland 

KDZ     America. North America.

KE        Canada.

KF        United States.

KG        Latin America. Central America.  West Indies.

KH        South America.

KJ-KK    Europe.

KL-KW   Asia. Africa. Pacific Area. Antartica.

KZ         Law of nations.   


For a more detailed subject breakdown, click on the following link and then on the topic in which you are interested.

Subject Guide

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