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POLITICAL SCIENCE 4CF3 - Canadian Foreign Policy

Why Use Books?

Books are a great resource to use when searching for general information on a topic. They are useful for understanding a topic in its context and provide summaries of existing research as well as offer a historical perspective.

Books are best located using the Search feature in our Library Catalogue. 

Library Catalogue

Scholarly books are a great resource - watch this video to learn how to recognize one. (2:29)

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This video explains how to enter keywords into the catalogue to find books on a particular topic. (1:13)

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This video shows you how to search by book title using the library catalogue. (0:47)

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Relevant Call Numbers

The FC Class is an independent schedule for Canadian history that was designed to operate alongside the Library of Congress Classification system. It was created to supplement Canadian history wherein Class F of the L.O.C. was lacking.

Subclasses that may be of interest to you include:

FC 242-251 Diplomatic history. Foreign relations.

FC 600-639 Late 20th Century, 1948-  (administrations) 

Our books are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification system. When looking for books in Political Science it is a good idea to start with Class J- Political Science.

Subclasses that may be of interest to you include:

JA- Political science (general)

JC- Political theory

JF- Political institutions and administration

JJ- Political institutions and administration (North America)

JL- Political institutions and administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.)

JS- Local government. Municipal government

JX- International law (This class is now obsolete)

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