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Political Science

Provides free and subscription resource recommendations in general and various political science subfields. Includes listings of the most widely used political science data and statistical resources.

Political Communication

Introduction│ Key Reference │ Core Journals │ Subject Databases 


Political communication involves how political opinions and actions are influenced by the mass media, how the media and public opinion affect the ways public officials govern and the role of media in the determination of political events and public policy. Here are a few tips when choosing resources for political communication:

For an in-depth guide on the topic of political communication please see the Penn Libraries research guide  Political Communication.

Key Reference: Political Communication

Subject Databases

Core Academic Journals: Political Communications

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data from approximately 12,000 journals from publishers in over 80 countries. You can use JCR to find the best journals published within specific research areas. The following journals are listed in the JCR communication category as the most cited, best-quality journals in the areas of political communication. If you would like to review the JCR list of the top-cited communication journals in the last year, go to Journal Citation Reports and choose Categories >  Social Sciences, General > Communication.

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