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Latin American Democracy - Honors Capstone Seminar - POLS 3996/4996 - 001

Sources and suggestions for the Spring 2021 course

Thematic Databases

Getting Ideas

Sources for general audiences (documentaries, magazines, newspapers, blogs, podcasts) are great for finding topics.  No shame in starting this way! Research is often reported in sources written so that the ideas and significance are much easier to understand (not formally presented -- as in scholarly journals).

Latin American Perspectives has podcasts.

For articles about political science topics, these magazines are generally pretty interesting and readable:: Foreign Affairs, The Economist. and CQ Weekly (for federal and Congressional news.) Search the names of the researchers you see reported on in other databases to find more from their original papers.

New York Times Politics and New York Times World brings together highly readable articles that report on and point to research from a well respected newspaper that many professors and researchers read as well.

Consider listening to Political Science Podcasts from Player FM

More scholarly but still fairly easy to read are topic surveys in the journals Annual Reviews Online.

Also, consider checking in on what Temple faculty are publishing:listed in their departmental biographies.