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Please use the following page to stay updated on library services and resources related to the Coronavirus and remote learning:

USFSP Library Continuity Guide: Resources for Remote Learning

Political Science

A guide to navigating resources in the fields of government, international affairs, and political science available at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg

USF Libraries Catalog

  • Enter a genre or subject in the first search box (homeless, Mexico, mystery, science fiction, frogs, adoption, etc)
  • In the Advanced Search page you can narrow by location. For example:  USF LIBRARY – St. Petersburg – Juvenile

Finding Books

If you want to browse our shelves, try the following call number areas:

C – General History

D – World History (except American History)

E – American History

F – Local History of the United States

H – Social Sciences

J – Political Science

K – Law

  • KF – Law in the United States
  •  KFF – (includes) Florida law

Use the USF Libraries catalog to locate specific titles or more detailed subjects.

How the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library is Organized

Circulating Collection:

  • Books with call numbers A-HN are located on the 2nd floor
  • Books with call numbers HV-Z are located on the 3rd floor

Electronic Resources:

  • If you are on campus, you will automatically be connected to all of the electronic resources available through the USF Libraries
  • If you are off campus
    • Log into MyUSF 
    • Go to the Learning & Teaching Tools tab and select USFSP Library.  This will bring you to the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library webpage, but you will be authenticated for electronic access to the electronic resources provided through USF libraries.

InterLibrary Loan Requests (ILL)