A game-like opportunity to play the role of political actor

Decision-making Mini Simulations

The simulations within MyLab Political Science allow you to play the role of a political actor and apply political science concepts to make decisions — just as a political figure does. These simulations have been updated to provide a more game-like environment. We offer a simulation per chapter for all titles, and each can be completed in a week.

The Scholar Series

Authors and top scholars review the big ideas

The Scholar Series

The Scholar Series consists of short video clips of authors and political science experts explaining key concepts, such as civil rights or political parties. These videos also feature scholars explaining the history, application, and ramification of these concepts in practice. By viewing discussions of these big ideas, you can learn how to start thinking like a political scientist.

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An intuitive and fun way to explore data


Explorer personalizes graphs, maps, and other infographics with data from specific locations, allowing you to explore how what you’re learning about applies on a local level. You can view statistics and trends, such as unemployment rate and demographic shifts, for your town or county, and compare this data with other parts of the world. You can also analyze maps at different points in time, or in comparison to one another, to easily identify how trends emerge, grow, and wane geographically.

Everything you need for better learning, all in one place

Writing Space

What if there was one place with the perfect tools for all your writing assignments? You’re in luck. The Writing Space provides everything you need to become a better writer. It lets you keep up with writing assignments, access assignment guides and checklists, write or upload completed assignments, and receive grades and feedback — all in one convenient place. And thanks to integration with Turnitin®, Writing Space can also help you cite sources correctly and avoid plagiarism.

Keep up with political science events of the day

Politics Matters

No class is influenced more by the events of the day than a political science course. The Politics Matters blog lets you stay up to date on the day’s headlines from right within your MyLab Political Science course. Offering a political science perspective on the latest news stories, Politics Matters provides a model of how to apply political science concepts to the analysis of current events.

Additional Features

Digital Flashcards

Ditch the index cards. Your own set of digital flashcards in MyLab lets you study key terms and concepts.

Assignment Calendar

Never miss an assignment again. The Assignment Calendar in MyLab helps you track your progress in the course. Simply keep an eye on it and you'll never miss an assignment again.