Political Science: Topical Overviews
Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks
Wikipedia and More
Wikipedia can be a very useful starting point but never an end point. Be sure to corroborate Wikipedia information with information found in more predictable sources. Wikipedia portals are listed below, portals aggregate entries topically. You may get ideas for research topics by visiting them. The best way to search for entries/information though is simply by performing a Google search: include the term Wikipedia and the topic; for instance, Wikipedia deterrence. "And" is not necessary -- it is assumed by Wikipedia.
Wikipedia Political Science Portal
Wikipedia Politics Portal