Against the background of the newly established professorship " Methoden der
Political Science", the Political Science Library will expand its holdings in accordance with the relevant focal points in teaching and research.
Fortunately, the university administration has provided additional funds for this purpose. While the political science section of the textbook collection in the Central Library was initially equipped with many multiple copies of standard works, the reading room stock will be expanded in the next step. This will take into account various areas of political science, including quantitative and qualitative methods in the social sciences, metropolitan governance and policy field analysis.
The newly acquired books will initially be published for a short time in the
New acquisitions shelf Political Science (area "lower level" in the reading room Philosophicum II) and in the long term they will be primarily positioned in the shelfmark section 51/MB...
A 3D overview plan shows the reading rooms in the respective faculty buildings.
More detailed floor plans provide you with information about the accesses within the respective building when you click on them.
Overview of the reading rooms (PDF) with subject allocation.
Map Philosophicum 2 Lower Level PDF
The Political Science Sub-Library acquires literature on various sub-areas of political science, in particular on political philosophy, comparative political science (focus on Western/Central/Eastern Europe), international politics and methods of political science. The vast majority of the acquisitions are concentrated on current study and research literature. In the above-mentioned areas of political science, monographs on the teaching and research foci of the political science institute and reference works (lexicons, encyclopaedias, handbooks, language dictionaries) are acquired.
At present, 91 journals in printed form are kept up to date; the main topics correspond essentially to those mentioned above in relation to literature acquisition. This means that, on the one hand, journals covering a wide range of topics are included, e.g. "Zeitschrift für Politik, Political Studies, etc.", and, on the other hand, periodicals with a more specific focus, such as "Survival", are also available. In the field of political science we now offer access to 4,429 electronic journals (yellow and green dot) in full text in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB) and search options in various literature databases in our Database Information System (DBIS).
Within the limits of the financial possibilities of the University Library of Regensburg, your satisfaction with the literature equipment is our highest goal. Therefore, please let us know your acquisition suggestions.
In the Political Science section of Reading Room 2 of the Philosophicum (as in all other reading rooms of the Regensburg University Library, including the textbook collection), the books are arranged systematically according to subject areas ( Regensburger Verbundklassifikation), i.e. all works on a particular topic are placed next to each other. You can get an overview of the existing holdings by "browsing" the shelfs.
It is not uncommon for the various fields of political science at the Institute to intersect with other subjects. Thus, for example, central works of political philosophy can be found in the Philosophy sublibrary, literature on international law relevant to international politics in the Law sublibrary or works on economic policy in the Economics sublibrary.
Although Internet portals such as "Wikipedia" can often provide a good introduction to a topic, university work of all kinds usually requires other sources with verified information that meets scientific standards. The Department of Political Science provides a wide range of electronic and printed academic reference works, here is a small selection:
Encyclopedia of politics : the Left and the Right (Gale ebooks)
International encyclopedia of political science
Location: 51/MB 1600 B799-1...-8
|Basics and self-conception of the subject
|History of political philosophy and ideologies
|Political theory, basic concepts of the political
|Political Systems: General and comparison
|Political systems: individual elements
|MG - MI
|Political systems of individual countries
|The foreign policy of individual countries
|Central holdings in the central library (Magazin)
|Textbook collection in the Central Library
|Dissertations in the field of political science (in the central holdings)
|Political Science (in the reading room Philosophicum 2)
|Economic Science (including economic policy, business associations)
|Law (including European law, international law)
|510 - 519
|"Handapparat" Collections of the professors of the political science institute
|CD-ROMs and floppy disks (Philosophicum)
Publication server of the University of Regensburg: philosophy, art and social sciences
The publication server of the University of Regensburg has the goal of providing evidence of the publications of the University of Regensburg and, if possible, making them freely available (Open Access). The inclusion of older publications is possible at any time and is encouraged.