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KEY DATABASES

  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts  
      
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    Covers international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration policy.
    Coverage is: 1975 to present
  • PAIS International Database  
      
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    Indexes all types of materials in the area of public affairs and public policy - journal articles, books and book chapters, reports, government documents. Topics include agriculture, banking, demographics, education, environment, finance, government, health, law, legislation, political science, social sciences, and statistics.
    Coverage is from 1915 to present.
  • CQ Press Electronic Library  
      
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    Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Electronic Library includes many resources for the study of current and historical congressional and American government issues. The CQ Researcher is an invaluable source of background information on topical issues since 1991. The Global Researcher is similar to CQ Researcher but with an international orientation. CQ Weekly Report, available starting in 1983, reports in depth on congressional activities and political developments.
    Also included is the Politics in America, with information about members of congress and their districts. Additional online books are excellent references about U.S. politics, voting, congress and government.

GENERAL ARTICLE DATABASES

  • Academic Search Complete  Icon
    Multi-disciplinary database with wide coverage of full text journal articles in social sciences as well as all fields. It includes both scholarly or peer-reviewed articles and popular journal articles.
  • LexisNexis Academic  Icon
    A large collection of full text news and articles from the U.S. and and global sources. Transcripts from major news media shows are included. Also includes U.S. and International (Canadian and EU) legal resources and it's an excellent source for business news and company reports.

SOCIAL SCIENCE DATABASES

These are selected Social Science and databases useful for political research.  Check individual subject guides for more detailed lists.

  • Business Source Complete [via Ebsco]  Icon
    Indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 25,000 most-cited authors in the database.
  • Econlit [via Proquest]  Icon
    A comprehensive, indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature compiled from the American Economic Association's Journal of economic literature and the Index of economic articles in journals and collective volumes. Topics include economic theory and history, monetary theory and financial institutions; labor economics; international, regional, urban economics; and other related subjects.
  • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)  Icon
    EIU Country Profiles and Reports provide objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries. Annual profiles are updated by quarterly reports.
  • Heinonline  Icon
    Full-text database of US legal periodicals. Includes the following sections: Law Journal Library (Comprised of Most-Cited Law Journals, Core U.S. Law Journals and International & Non-U.S. Law Journals); Federal Register Library (1936-1989); U.S. Supreme Court Library; and Treaties and Agreements Library, the Statutes at Large (1789-), U.S. Code (1924-)
    Licensed through UCD Law Library.
  • Historical Abstracts [via EBSCO]  Icon
    Citations to articles on the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America:history and life.) Indexes more than 2000 journals worldwide.
    Coverage: 1967-present
  • Homeland Security Digital Library  Icon
    The HSDL is a service of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The collection includes thousands of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management from a wide variety of sources including federal, state and local governments; international governments and institutions; nonprofit organizations and private entities. It is available to campus users.
  • International Relations and Security Network
    SN is a free public service that provides grey literature of all types, daily briefings, a monthly summary, primary source material, books, and journals from institutes, universities, and agencies around the world as well as case studies and hundreds of e-learning courses. The ISN works to promote a better understanding of strategic challenges in a global security environment. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, at the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technol
  • NationalJournal.com  Icon
  • Social Science Citation Index [via Web of Knowledge]  Icon
    The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It is particularly suited to trace citations to authors and articles across publications. It indexes 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

    Coverage: 1956-present
    Related: Online tutorial For help in using the Web of Knowledge Citation indexes.
  • Social Sciences Research Network  
      
    Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a world wide collaborative of leading scholars that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. It is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by reviewing soliciting top quality research papers around the world. Conference papers from major scholarly conferences, research papers & journal articles.
  • Sociological Abstracts  Icon
    Sociological Abstracts Database is a primary resource for accessing the latest research sponsored in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts of journal articles.

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