This research guide is designed to help you get started. I've highlighted three databases that I think will help in the early stages: Academic Search Complete, Philosopher's Index (includes articles on political philosophy), and JSTOR. For additional research sources I've included a link to the Political Science Research Guide which has a more complete list of databases and other resources for academic research. CQ Researcher is a resource I've included on this research guide in order to help explore current events in more depth than you will find in the news. This may be helpful as you narrow your topic and connect your selected political theorist to our world today.
I'm happy to meet with you to discuss your paper throughout the research process - click on the Meet with Lucy link underneath my picture to schedule an appointment.
I've included some information about how to connect Google Scholar searches with online library resources. The handout for Google Scholar will be most relevant when you are working off-campus. If you are using a computer/laptop on-campus (in the dorms, library, Danna Center etc.), it should already connect to library sources without needing to set anything up.