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POLS 390: Evaluation of Resources (Buckley)

This research guide is an exercise for the students of POLS 390 in evaluating resources frequently utilized in political science research.

Your Resource


Dubash, N. K. (2021). Varieties of climate governance: the emergence and functioning of climate institutions. Environmental Politics, 30 (sup1), 1-25.

Questions to Address in Evaluating your Resource

Read the abstract of the article and respond to the following questions:

  1. What leads you to believe the journal is scholarly? What characteristics of the article itself lead you to believe that the article is scholarly?

  2. Look up the title of the article using Google Scholar. How many times was this article cited? Why might this be important and how might this be helpful for your own research? 

  3. What research question(s) could this source help you answer?