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Political Science: Books

Subject Guide for political science

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Search the FAU Library Catalog to see what materials are available to you for check out. Search for books, government documents, DVDs, and electronic books, and more.

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Each item in  the Library is assigned a call number which designates both its subject and also its place on the shelf.

The listing of Library of Congress classification numbers below suggests where to find materials on Political Science on the Library shelves.

J - General Legislative

JA - Political Science (General)

JC - Political Theory

JF - Political Institutions and Public Administration 

JS - Local Government

JV - Colonies and Colonization. Emigration and Immigration

JZ - International Relations

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What's a Call Number?

Did you find a book you wanted in the library catalog?  If so, refer to its call number, found in its catalog record.  Every book is assigned a call number.  Books and library materials are generally organized by call number in the FAU Libraries.

Call Number Example

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