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Comparative Politics: Books


Requesting Books from Summit

When you find an item in the catalog that has a Find & Request link, then the book or video is checked out or not in our collection.

  • First, sign in to the catalog for borrowing privileges at Summit;
  • You can request the book by clicking on Find & Request, then select Request from Summit (a partnership of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho);
  • It takes approximately five days to receive an item through Summit;
  • When your item is available for check out at the 1st floor Circulation Desk, you will be notified by PSU email.

PSU Library Catalog - Book Search


Results include both print and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and the Summit Libraries.

Tips for Finding Books

For a more comprehensive view of finding books in the library be sure to visit the Political Science Research Guide. Below are recommendations for other techniques on finding books specifically for comparative politics.

Before you begin looking for books it's always a good idea to think about synonyms or other words that encapsulate your concept. For example, if you're looking for information about Chinese in Malaysia, your list might look like this:

Southeast Asia


If you're looking for books pertaining to public opinion or other social conditions, try using the following phrases in your books search:

Social Values
Social conditions
Public opinion
Social surveys
If you're looking for books pertaining to the politics of your chosen country, try using the following phrases in your books search:
Politics and Government
Political Parties

Political Science eBooks