The core databases for this discipline are Worldwide Political Science Abstracts and ProQuest Political Science.
For assistance, contact research specialist Beth Patterson,, x3480.

Name Description Guide

Indexes articles, books, reviews, dissertations and government publications on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union.

America, History and Life

Journal articles, dissertations and books published since 1964 on US and Canadian history; with abstracts.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

Citations to publications worldwide related to the East, Southeast, and South Asia.

Columbia International Affairs Online: CIAO

An international public policy database with full text access to research from universities, NGO’s, foundations, conferences, maps, journals and books.

Constitution Finder

Provides links to constitutions, charters, amendments and other legal documents for countries worldwide. (Free website.)

“ starts an exciting new chapter in its evolution to make government data more accessible and usable than ever before.”


A comprehensive bibliography of international economic literature, with selected abstracts. Indexes over 400 major journals.

Encyclopedia of Global Change

Encyclopedia covering types of phenomena that change life on Earth. “General research categories: altered ecosystems, climate change, food and water supply, population, politics and global change, institutions and policies, biographies, and case studies.”

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History

Explores the events, policies, people, ideas, institutions, groups, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States; organized around seven time periods that correspond to key eras in American history.

Ethnic Newswatch

Research related to African American, Caribbean/African, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Island, European/Eastern European, Hispanic, Jewish, Multi-ethnic and Native Peoples.


Catalog of U.S.Government Publications. Documents from 1976 onward can be found in this catalog. Links to full text where available. (free website)


A full text database of a mix of publications, primarily popular, that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.

Historical Abstracts

Index of journal articles, books and dissertations on world history, excluding US and Canadian history, since 1450.

ICPSR Direct

Data sets in social sciences. ( You must create a MyData account to download data. )

Lexis-Nexis Academic

Selectively indexes, with full text, over 5700 publications in news, business, law and matters of popular interest, mostly from the last ten years.

PAIS International

PAIS International database indexes and provides some full text of international literature in public affairs, public and social policies, and international relations.

ProQuest Congressional

Indexing and text of a variety of sources pertaining to US government, including many Congressional publications. Coverage extends back 7 to 20 years.

Proquest Criminal Justice

U.S. and international criminal justice journals. abstract and indexing for 250 titles, 100+ in full-text.

Proquest Military Collection

Covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more. It includes around 550 titles, with more than 400 available in full-text.

Proquest Political Science

Full text of 150 leading political science and international relations journals, especially those indexed in Worldwide Political Science.

Proquest Research Library

A general index to popular, professional and scholarly publications. Many full text articles available.

SAGE Reference Online

A collection of over 300 encyclopedias and handbooks covering a wide array of topics in the humanities and social sciences.


The Elsevier Science journal collection covers disciplines besides the sciences; indexes over 2,800 journals; full text available for over 1,000 journals.

Statistical DataSets

Research tool with over 15 billion economic, legal, governmental, political and education-related data points from both licensed and public domain sources.


Legislative information from the Library of Congress. Track bills, read bill full text, browse activity in Congress.

Web of Knowledge (ISI Citation Indexes)

3 major citation indexes covering the Sciences, the Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities. Start with a known article and find other articles that have cited it.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Indexes the international literature in political science and related fields, such as law and public policy, from 1975 onward.

Web Sites

The core databases for this discipline are Worldwide Political Science Abstracts and ProQuest Political Science.
For assistance, contact research specialist Beth Patterson,, x3480.