Guidelines for Political Science
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Related Subject Policy Statements
5. Subjects and Collecting Levels
The collection in Political Science supports teaching and research for the Bachelor of Arts degree. The political science curriculum has two central objectives. First, it offers the students a broad liberal arts education and a comprehensive understanding of the nature and functioning of the political process. Second, it provides a sound foundation for graduate study in political science or careers which require a knowledge of government and the political process.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Monographs and periodicals are the principal format. Also included are indexes, abstracts, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, bibliographies, directories, government documents, and conference proceedings.
3. Area Resources.
The University of Richmond offers an undergraduate degree in political science. VCU students may use the facilities at the Boatwright Memorial Library. In addition, VCU is a partial depository for federal documents.
4. Related Subject Policy Statements.
See Government Documents and Public Administration policies.
5. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
|Subject||Call Number Range||Present||Desired|
|Political Science. General Works||JA||D||C2|
|Political Theory. Ancient and Medieval||JC11-126||C2||C1|
|Political Theory. Modern||JC131-628||C2||C1|
|Citizenship and Voting||JF800-1195||C2||C1|
|United States Constitutional History||JK1-371; JK9661-9995||D||C2|
|United States Government||JK401-1686||C2||B|
|United States Politics||JK1711-2391||C2||B|
|Canada. Latin America||JL||D||C2|
|Asia. Africa. Australia. Oceana||JQ||D||C2|
|Local Government. General||JS141-285||D||C2|
|Local Government. United States||JS301-1583||C1||C1|
|International Law||JX1-1299; JX1901-6953||D||C2|
Collection-centered; list-checking, either in its entirety or using samplings from:
- Books for College Libraries. 3d
ed. vol. 4. (Chicago: ALA, 1988).
Perspectives on Political Science. Washington: Heldref, 1971-. 10/year.
American Government and Politics. Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1997.