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General Literature Search

Kenyon's discovery tool, Summon, is an excellent place to begin a general search of the scholarly literature available to you. If you're looking for one place where you can search the content of Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, and the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center at the same time, then this is it. 

After entering your search terms, you can use the facet menu on the left-hand side of the display to limit your results if, say, you're looking for only journal articles or perhaps your citations are required to be from the last 5 years. The individual result displays tell you in what format the citation is available and whether it's available online or at the library.

Here are some keywords you may find useful in your research:

  • non-governmental organizations​ (or NGOs)
  • United Nations
  • international labour organization
  • advocacy groups
  • international law
  • global governance
  • non-profit organizations
  • intergovernmentalism


In addition to Summon, there are other available library tools which can help you discover and access resources for your research. These include:

Resources for Introduction to Comparative Politics

Periodicals and News Sources

Political Science Databases and Indexes

Social Sciences and Data Librarian

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