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Political Science and International Affairs

When you find a physical book in Primo, write down its call number, and then go to the shelves. Call numbers tell you where books are shelved. To use call numbers, break them into pieces and read them from the top down.

For example, here's how you'd find this book:A label on the spine of a book, displaying the call number PR 8875 .P46 1999

  1. Find the PR section by following the signs in alphabetical order.
  2. Within the PR section, look in numerical order for 8875.
  3. Within the PR 8875 section, look in alphabetical and numerical order for .P46
  4. 1999 is the year the book was published.

Political Science & International Affairs Call Numbers

Browse these call numbers in the reference section and library stacks:

  • J General Legislative and Executive Papers
  • JA Political Science (general)
  • JC Political Theory, the State, Theories of the State
  • JF Political Institutions and Public Administrations (general)
  • JJ Political Institutions and Public Administrations (North America)
  • JK Political Institutions and Public Administrations (United States)
  • JL Political Institutions and Public Administrations (Canada, Latin America, South America)
  • JN Political Institutions and Public Administrations (Europe)
  • JQ Political Institutions and Public Administrations (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, Middle East)
  • JS Local Government, Municipal Government
  • JV Colonies and Colonization, Emigration and Immigration, International Migration
  • JX International Law
  • JZ International Relations
  • K Law (general)
  • KB Religious Law
  • KF Law of the United States
  • KJ - KKZ Europe
  • KL - KW Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, Antarctica 
  • U Military Science
  • V Naval Science

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

If you find an item that belongs to another library, you may request to borrow it through InterLibrary loan (ILL).

To find items owned by other libraries, visit WorldCat


To place an InterLibrary loan request, log in to your free Simpson Library ILL Account using your UMW NetID and password.

VIVA - Cooperative Borrowing Program

Cooperative Borrowing Program
The Cooperative Borrowing Program allows students, faculty, and staff at VIVA institutions to request to borrow materials on-site from any participating library.

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