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Comparative Politics: Books

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You can search for books about political science in the library catalog in several ways:

Keyword Searching

Type in words that describe your topic:

Subject searching

If you know the Library of Congress subject heading used to describe your area of research, you can search for a particular subject. If you don't know the Library of Congress Subject Headings, speak to a librarian for help. Some examples of subject searches are:

Books on political science can be found under the call number range J1-JZ6350 (Tisch Level 1). For help in browsing the collection, consult with one of the reference librarians.

New Books in Political Science


Search for books at Tufts and the World!

Search for books, videos, and everything we own in the Tufts Library Classic Catalog.

To locate books in other libraries when we either don't own them or our copy is checked out, use BLC WorldCat. Once you've found the book you want, use the BLC request form or ILLiad to request the book be delivered to Tisch.  The book will be delivered to the Tisch Library circulation desk, within 2 to 5 days, and you will be notified via email on its arrival. There is no charge for this service.

Finding Books in the Library

Below you will see the floor plans of the Library.  Level 1 is downstairs and where the majority of the books are shelved.  The books are arranged by call number starting with A and the snaking their way around the floor.  Each stack end is labeled with the first and last call number so all you have to do is figure out if your call number falls between them!  Once you get the idea you won't need a floor plan to find your books.

Tisch Level 1 -- Where the books live downstairs!

Subject Guide

Connie Reik
Research & Instruction Librarian for History, the Humanities and Government Publications/Information
Tisch Library
Work Hours w/appt
M, T, Th, F 9ish-5pm; Wed 2pm-9pm
Semester Hours in Room 224 Hours: M 1-3pm, W 5-9p, F 11-1