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A Guide to Political Science Resources

Collection Development Policy

Washington University in St. Louis

Collection Development Policy

Library: Olin

Subject: Political Science

Collection: General

Date Revised: April 10, 2014

Subject Librarian: Jessica Kleekamp

 

1. General purpose:

  • Support for research and teaching in the Political Science Department.
  • Overview
    • Faculty:
      • 11 Professors
      • 9 Associate Professors
      • 7 Assistant Professors
      • 5 Affiliated Faculty
      • 6 Visiting Lecturers
      • 4 Emeritus Professors
    • Graduate Students:
      • 48 Graduate Students
    • Areas of Research:
      • American
      • Comparative
      • Formal Theory
      • International Conflict
      • International Political Economy
      • Methodology
      • Political Theory
         

 

2. Subjects excluded:

None

 

3. Overlap with other collections or subjects:

  • African Studies
  • American Cultural Studies
  • Art History and Archaeology
  • Economics
  • Government Documents
  • History
  • Jewish, Islamic Studies, Islamic and Near Eastern Studies
  • International Area Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Public Health
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • South Asian Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Women, Gender and Sexuality
     

 

4. Languages included and excluded:

None

 

5. Geographical limitations:
None
 

 

6. Chronological limits:


None
 

 

7. Retrospective acquisition:

None

 

8. Types of material collected and excluded:

N/A
 

 

9. Other factors to consider:

  • Monographs:
    • We buy on request from WUSTL community
  • e-Book format purchased over paper, if available; DRM-free prefered
    • In general, eBooks are not duplicated in paper
  • Journals and standing orders: New subscriptions occur when online-only when available with post-cancellation access guarantees and preservation mechanisms. Selection is based on faculty research needs.

 

 

10. Subjects and Collecting Levels:

(Nothing on approval ships automatically, only if users select it through the Purchase On Request program (POR)).

  • JA 1-98 Political Science (General)
  • JC 1-605 Political Theory
  • JF 1-2112 Political Institutions and Public Administration
  • JJ 1-1020 Political Institutions and Public Administration, North America
  • JK 1-9993 United States
  • JL 1-2899 Political Institutions and Public Administration, Canada, Latin America, etc.
  • JN 1-9799 Political Institutions and Public Administration. Europe
  • JQ 1-6651 Political Institutions and Public Administration: Asia, Africa. Australia
  • JS 1-8500 Local Government, Municipal Government
  • JV 1-9480 Colonies and Colonization