Political Science Databases

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Political Science Databases

PAIS International ProQuest  1914-
Public Affairs Information Service International (PAIS International) contains references to more than 540,100 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies and more. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Public Administration Abstracts EBSCOhost 1974-
Covers areas related to public administration, including public administration research, public administration theory and more. Searches top public administration journals such as Public Administration Review, Public Administration Quarterly, and International Journal of Public Administration.

Social Sciences Citation Index ISI Web of Knowledge 1900-
Includes current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found the world's leading scholarly social sciences journals covering more than 50 disciplines.

Sage Online Journals Sage  years vary
A full-text, multidisciplinary database covering more than 520 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine.

ICPSR Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research years vary
ICPSR maintains a digital, data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, demographics and other social related fields.

Government Documents, Publications & Laws

FDsys Government Printing Office current
FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications, such as the United States Code, congressional bills and documents, economic indicators, public laws, and more. Provided by the Government Printing Office, FDsys replaces GPO Access.

Congress.gov Library of Congress 2001-
(Note: Congress.gov is currently still in beta mode. It will replace Thomas as the source for U.S. legislative information.)
Provided by the Library of Congress, Congress.gov searches current legislation from 2001 to present. Search for bills, resolutions, Congressional Records and more.

Thomas Library of Congress 1990-
(Note: The Library of Congress is in the process of replacing Thomas with Congress.gov.)
Provided by the Library of Congress, Thomas searches current legislation from 1990 to present. Search for bills, resolutions, Congressional Records and more.

LegalTrac Gale 1980-
Use this database to find articles in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals, and legal newspapers on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Government Regulations, Legal Practice, and legal subjects such as Taxation and International Law. British Commonwealth and European Union cases and law are also included. View the Journal List.

LexisNexis Academic LexisNexis  years vary
Provides access to a broad range of news, business, legal, and reference information.

National Security

Homeland Security Digital Library U.S. Dept of Homeland Security years vary
Provides quick access to literature on homeland security including important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents as well as specialized resources such as theses and reports from various universities, organizations and local and state agencies.

ISN: International Relations & Security Network  years vary
An international perspective database containing grey literature of all types, daily briefings, a monthly summary, primary source material, books, and many journals.

General Databases

Academic Search Premier EBSCOhost years vary
Provides full text for more than 3,430 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Scopus Elsevier 1966-
Scopus is an abstracts database covering the following fields: chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, engineering, life and health sciences, social sciences, psychology, economics, and environmental sciences. Provides access to over 26 million abstracts (going back to 1966) and 10 years of reference backfiles.