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Political Science Databases

Kendall Larson
Contact for Assistance: Library Liaison for Political Science

Scholarly, FullText
  • JSTOR
    Complete collections of many Sociology, Political Science and African American Studies journals (among other topics). The collections begin as far back as the 1880s and go until (typically) five years ago. Very few current journals.
Related Databases for Political Science
  • Academic Search Premier
    Broad database with both Academic and general periodicals articles. Many fulltext, though some citation only. Provided by Electronic Library for Minnesota.
  • PAIS
    PAIS covers publications from 1915 - present which are a wide range of areas such as public affairs, public and social policies, international relations. "The PAIS International database contains references to more than 553,300 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. PAIS International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world.
  • PAIS Archives
    THE PAIS archives includes publications from 1915-1976 which are a wide range of publications in the areas of public affairs, public and social policies, international relations. "The PAIS International database contains references to more than 553,300 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. PAIS International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world."
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  • Communication & Mass Media Index
    Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. It indexes several political science journals, with emphasis on research in communication and mass media.
  • CQ Researcher
    Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, The CQ Researcher is the choice of researchers seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Published in print and online 44 times a year, the single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.
  • ERIC (ProQuest, formerly CSA)
    Primarily education. Full text ERIC documents from 1993 to the present. Papers presented at the American Sociological Association often included.
  • Lexis-Nexis
    Full text for newspapers, court opinions, statistical tables, congressional documents, and business trade journals. Especially valuable for political science: Congressional Universe--valuable for congressional hearings. Statistical Universe for tables of social and economic statistics on many topics.
  • Digital Sanborn Maps
    Primarily Local History. Digitized maps of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri and Louisiana from 1867-1970
  • Project Muse
    Full-text journals from Johns Hopkins University Press, emphasizing humanities and social sciences. Provided by ELM: Electronic Library for Minnesota
Resources for Political Science (websites and library resources)
For a mix of high quality resources both library databases, other outside websites, and RSS feeds.

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