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Library Research Guides

Michigan Foreign Policy Council

Research guide to help MFPC members with literature reviews

MFPC Canvas Site

Access modules that help with research components, slides from meetings and syllabus.

Finding Books

Find books in Mirlyn, the library’s catalog

Find things that are in the library’s collection

–      Books (including e-books)

–      Journals (including e-journals)

–      Databases

–      DVDs

–      Maps

–      Data Sets

Oxford Handbooks on Political Science

Political Science Encyclopedias

More Resources on Writing a Lit Review


A selection of just some of the many books available on writing literature reviews. Search Mirlyn to find more.

Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills (2004) by John M. Swales and Christine B. Feak

Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review (2009) by John M. Swales and Christine B. Feak

Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination (1998) by Chris Hart

Synthesizing research : a guide for literature reviews (1998) by Harris Cooper

Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (1999) by Jose L. Galvan

The Craft of Research (2008) by Wayne C. Booth, Colomb, Williams - in print and online