Subject Guides



Academic Search Premier
The world's largest scholarly, multidiscipline, full-text database designed specifically for academic institutions. It contains indexing and abstracts for over 8,450 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles.  Over 3,600 journals are peer-reviewed.

America: History and Life
Historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

CQ Researcher
Published 44 times a year, the single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. The CQ Researcher can be read in its entirety or by section, which includes a background and chronology; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

Gale Academic OneFile
This database provides access to peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Includes extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

Gale Student Resource Center Gold
With award-winning content based on national curriculum standards, this database covers the major subject areas and provides a premium selection of reference, thousands of full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary documents, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.

Google Scholar
Use this link to have Google Scholar recognize you as a George Fox user, and link you to our full text subscriptions. Google Scholar indexes a broad array of scholarly literature.

LexisNexis Academic.
Comprehensive news, business, and legal information, entirely full-text.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
A full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center brings together all the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, links to hand-selected web sites, and more.

Political Science Complete
Contains full text for over 400 journals, and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 800 journals, (including top-ranked scholarly journals), many of which are unique to the product, such as British Politics, Ethnopolitics and the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. PSC has a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. 

Explores social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

Supreme Court and legal resources

Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court (1937-1975)
Fedworld (Air Force FLITE database of legal information)

Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court (1990-present)
Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School

Connect to federal laws and regulations. Includes information on the federal court system, legislation passed in past 6 years, state laws, and the U.S. Code.

Provides entry to Supreme Court Decisions, case law and indexes and links to legal subjects, law schools, federal and state governments, as well as links to the Web sites of individual lawyers and experts.

Guide to Law Online
Comes from the Library of Congress and is a guide to the Global Legal Information Network. Links to worldwide legal resources.

Finding books

By subject search

Below are some links to various subject searches in the catalog. The subject search is a specific and helpful way to find materials about your area of interest. Explore these or try some of your own subject searches using the "Subject" tab in Foxtrax. For more information on "power searching" by subject, ask your reference librarian.

Christianity and politics United States.

Government and the press United States.

Political science Philosophy.

Politics in the Bible

Religion and politics United States.

United States Politics and government.

United States Politics and government 1775-1783

By call number

If you want to browse for books in the library, use the call numbers below to find the subject areas that are of interest to you. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.

J General legislative and executive papers
JA Political science (General)
JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state.
JF Political institutions and public administration - General
JJ Political institutions and public administration - North America
JK Political institutions and public administration - United States
JL Political institutions and public administration - Canada, Latin America, etc.
JN Political institutions and public administration - Europe
JQ Political institutions and public administration - Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.
JS Local government. Municipal government
JV Colonies and colonization, Emigration and Immigration. International migration
JX International law (obsolete)
JZ International relations