Political Science Databases & Descriptions

Political Science Research Guide

America: History and Life

Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada from prehistoric times through the present. The database comprises 400,000 bibliographic entries from over 2000 sources. Publications indexed are post-1964.  Updated annually.

Alexander Street Press Vast Collection

VAST is a package of video collections, accessible through the new Academic Video Online cross-search.

Columbia International Affairs Online

Columbia International Affairs Online contains full-text information on international affairs from 1991 on, including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), foundation-funded research projects and proceedings from conferences. The section containing working papers is augmented every month, as are those sections for conference proceedings, policy briefs and economic indicators. Links and resources, the schedule of events and the response files are updated weekly. New journal issues and books are added as they become available.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service. The collection includes over three million entries from hundreds of well-regarded titles from some of world's the best reference publishers. Contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature.

Historical Abstracts

Contains references for publications since 1954 to over 2000 sources. Includes article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations on the history of the world except the US and Canada from 1450 to present. Updated annually.

Historical New York Times via ProQuest (Full Text)

A searchable database of article and full page images of every issue of the New York Times from September 18, 1851 to December 31, 2001.

JSTOR (Full Text)

Provides full text access for scholarly journals in the areas of African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. The Life Science Collection is also available. This database covers a complete journal run from the first issue up to the most recent three to five years.

Project MUSE

Access to the full text of over 100 scholarly journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in the areas of arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. The coverage is from 1990 to the present.

ProQuest Central

ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated full-text database in the market today totaling more than 11,250 titles—with over 8,400 titles in full text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets.

Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson):

Covers over 550 periodicals in the fields of anthropology, economics, geography, law and criminology, political science, social work, and sociology. Covers 1983 to the present. Updated monthly.
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