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POL 4801 Senior Research Seminar: Syllabus

capstone project for political science majors

Library Visit Instructions

This  is a labor intensive project so you are encouraged to visit your Political Science Librarian's office to discuss your paper. You can call 330-941-1719 or email him at to arrange your meeting.   

Mr. Ault  is usually available the library from 9 to 4 Monday through Friday.   Often he is at Maag  for the Thursday hours are 1 to 8 P.M.  A

He looks forward to discussing your assignments with you,  in person or remotely.   



Class Readings

Many students have found  that this Maag Library database,  Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a good place to start finding subjects and as the name implies, views from both sides of an issue. 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

Resources are divided into topics which contains numerous full text pieces further categorized by the nature of their material: viewpoints (essays), reference, statistics, magazines and newspapers, images, primary documents and web sites.  Give it a try!