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PLCP 420 - Comparative Legislatures

Finding Scholarly Journal Articles

The most effective way to search for journal articles is to use journal  databases, such as the ones below.  These databases are general enough that they will be relevant to all of your presentation subject areas and paper topics.  They should be used in conjunction with the more regional-specific databases listed under some of the presentation topics.  To access our online materials from off-Grounds you will need to have either a proxy server account, a UVA Anywhere, or UVA Anywhere Lite account: see

Browsing Journals

If you wish to browse or search the contents of one of the specific journals listed below, click on the red "Journals" tab at the top of the Virgo search screen and enter the journal title in one of the boxes that displays, depending on whether you want access to print or online content:

American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics,International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Democracy,Journal of Legislative Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Party Politics, World Politics.  Depending on your interests, also see area-focused journals: Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Canadian Journal of Political Science, etc.


Finding Articles in the Popular Press

Information About Legislative Bodies

Polling Information