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Following is a list of the print political science and government periodicals and serials (books, located in reference, and published on a regular basis, usually annually) currently received by the Coon Rapids Campus library. In addition, there is a list of related social science and general titles. The brief descriptions of the titles are, in most cases, from 'Magazines for Libraries' (publications review), 11th. ed., by Cheryl LaGuardia.
There are also several additional titles available but not listed here. Also not included are titles available online via the college's library link, i.e., MnPALS (the college political science book/ media collection). EBSCO (journal articles) or Proquest (newspapers).
Political Science/Government Journals
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: continuously published since 1989, this well respected journal provides in-depth explorations of contemporary social and political science topics.
Congressional Digest: this journal provides an in-depth , well balanced coverage of the pros and cons of important and often controversial public policy issues.
Nation: published since the mid 19th century, the Nation is one of the most important openly left-wing publications, although it is not afraid to criticize the Left as well.
National Review: remains an openly conservative publication. Some consider it the 'flagship' of conservative thought since its inception in the 1950s.
New Republic: an even handed and independent-minded treatment f the issues confronting the United States.
New Statesman: a current affairs magazine focused on news and politics in the United Kingdom.
Political Science/Government Serials (Reference Books)
Almanac of American Politics
State of the World
The Statesman's Yearbook
Statistical Abstract of the United States
U.S. Government Manual
Related Social Science and General Interest Journals and Newspapers
American Historical Review: as the official publication of the American Historical Society, the Review covers the full range of scholarly written history, both American and world history.
American Scholar: carries a wide range of articles and poetry; many articles are strictly scholarly but not all.
Atlantic Monthly: a journal attracting distinguished writers contributing to an array of important articles on many subjects.
BBC Focus on Africa: a colorful news magazine from the BBC World Service, featuring news reports, articles and color pictures covering political and cultural developments in African countries.
Current History: a journal of contemporary world affairs since 1914 with each issue examining one country or region in depth.
Economist: founded in the mid 19th century and read in over 180 countries, this magazine supports the cause of free trade. It contains information on world politics, global business and finance, as well as science, technology and the arts.
France Magazine: a British publication for visitors to France and Francophiles, the magazine focuses on popularly written articles about French culture, traditions, and tourism.
France Today: a popularly written journal about French travel, art and culture.
German Life: a magazine featuring all things German, such as German travel destinations, profiles of famous German people, German traditions, and international locations influenced by Germany.
Harper's: founded in 1850, this rather scholarly magazine covers a wide range of political and societal issues. Articles are well written by experts.
History Today: for both the lay person and the professional historian, this British magazine's articles are written in a journalistic, popular fashion. Most of the emphasis is on England.
Journal of American History: an important scholarly journal of American history specialists. The journal is exclusively devoted to America's past.
Journal of Modern African Studies: aims to present fair and balanced views of controversial topics and emphasizes current issues in African politics, economics, societies, and international relations.
Journal of Modern History: published by the American Historical Association, the journal is devoted to modern world history. It features comparative and cross-cultural scholarship.
Maclean's: Canada's weekly news magazine covers a wide array of topics from a Canadian point of view.
Minnesota History: a regional history journal with at times an even national and international focus.
Minnesota Spokesman Recorder: a community newspaper committed to news and information needs of African Americans. Coverage ranges from world and national news to local politics, business, and social issues.
Mother Jones: a high quality alternative press publication covering politics, arts, and culture.
National Geographic: a popular, wide circulation magazine with articles accompanied by timelines, maps, and pictures.
Newsweek: considered a major mainstream political magazine, along with Time, and U.S. News&World Today.
New Yorker: an impressive array of writers produces sophisticated content about New York in all its facets and diversity.
Pioneer Press: considered the more conservative of the two Twin Cities daily newspapers. Published in St. Paul.
Public Opinion Quarterly: scholarly articles from diverse viewpoints analyzing trends and problems in public opinion research and communication studies.
Radar: a catchy magazine about pop, politics, culture, and trends.
Star Tribune: considered the more liberal of the two Twin Cities daily newspapers. Published in Minneapolis.
Time: considered a major mainstream political magazine, along with Newsweek and U.S. News& World Today.
USA Today: a high volume, national newspaper with an image as a somewhat 'lite' news source.
USA Today Magazine: a monthly periodical not related to USA Today. It is published by the Society for the Advancement of Education and discusses US domestic issues and events.
U.S. News and World Report: the third major mainstream political magazine besides Newsweek and Time. Some consider it more objective and reliable, others more conservative than the other two mainstream magazines.
UTNE: advertised as 'the best of the alternative media,' this Minneapolis based publication features articles excerpted from the alternative and independent press on a wide variety of topics.
Vital Speeches of the Day: a journal that prints the text of recent speeches by important national leaders and figures.
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