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POLS 495: Democratization (Ziegler): Home

Introduction to the POLS 495: Democratization Research Guide

This guide is designed to orient you to relevant resources recommended to help you locate information for your 15-20 page research paper on some aspect of democratization.

Contents will include the following types of resources to help you locate relevant research for your comparative paper:

  • Databases for scholarly journal articles
  • Web sources & databases for data, statistics, and public opinion
  • Books for background information
  • Databases for news articles

Research Assistance

If you have any questions regarding how to use any of these research tools and help identifying relevant information for your paper, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 502-852-0433.

Social Sciences Teaching & Faculty Outreach Librarian

Samantha McClellan

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292


tel 502.852.6757

fax 502.852.8736

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