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Political Science Research Guide

Welcome! This guide is arranged primarily by resource type. Resources that focus on a specific substantive topic (e.g., American politics; international affairs, etc.) are sub-grouped accordingly. 

If you need assistance finding resources that focus in greater depth on particular issues or topics, please contact me. I can provide in-class instruction, online course guides tailored to your syllabus, and/or individual research appointments for faculty and students.

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Social Science & Data Services Librarian
Falvey Library, Villanova University
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Villanova , PA , 19085
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Janice Bially Mattern is the subject librarian for Political Science and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support and purchase requests.

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Fake News Alert!

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10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article

Fake News or Real? How To Self-Check the News and Get the Facts

How to Avoid Getting Conned by Fake News Sites


Last Modified: 2017-06-02 09:38:46