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(New) Research Guide: Political Science

Primary Sources for Political Science

 Some common primary sources for political science students are:

  • Journals, diaries, and memoirs.
  • Speeches.
  • Government documents like hearings, committee reports, the Congressional Record.
  • Statistics, opinion polls, data.
  • Oral histories and interviews.
  • Photographs and films.
  • Posters and street art.
  • Pamphlets and other ephemera.
  • Websites and social media posts.