Databases by Subject


Political Science

Subject Specific Databases:

Archives Unbound: Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984
Access: network restricted
Coverage: 1920-1984
Content: Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984 is a full text, full image database of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's previously classified files on prominent African Americans and African-American organizations. The documents total approximately 88,000 pages and include published material such as newspaper clippings, transcripts of public meetings and speeches, and reports of special agents, which sometimes refer to information provided by confidential informants. Subjects of the investigations include Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Paul Robeson, Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the Highland Folk School.

CQ Weekly
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: 1983-present
Content: Non-partisan coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering. CQ Weekly reports on issues looming on the congressional horizon plus a complete wrap up the previous week's news.

Europa World Yearbook
Access: Europa, network restricted
Coverage: varies
Content: Political and economic information for over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Entries include detailed historic overviews and statistical data.

Historic Documents
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: 1972-present
Content: Each volume includes approximately one hundred documents covering the most significant events of the year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.

Access: Network restricted
Coverage: Varies by title
Content: Full-text Political Science journals include: American Journal of International Law, American Political Science Review, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, Political Science Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, World Politics, and many more.

Access: Restricted
Coverage: 1986 - current
Content: OxResearch delivers succinct articles analyzing economic and political developments worldwide, and evaluates issues within a coherent political, social, and economic framework. The objective, multidisciplinary articles are compiled by an international network of over 1,000 faculty members at Oxford and other leading universities, as well as think-tanks and other institutions of international standing. This powerful multi-disciplinary database helps students research and analyze the impact of probable developments on the business climate.

PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service)
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: 1972-present
Content: Citation indexing with abstracts of the literature of public policy, social policy, and the social sciences in general. Journal articles, books, government documents, statistical compilations, committee reports, directories, serials, reports of public, intergovernmental, and private organizations, and most other forms of printed literature from all over the world are indexed.

Project Muse
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: varies (most titles cover the previous 2-5 years)
Content: Full-text Political Science journals include: Africa Today, Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, Global Environmental Politics, The Good Society, Human Rights Quarterly, International Security, Journal of Democracy, Journal of Policy History, SAIS Review,The Washington Quarterly, and many more.

ProQuest Political Science
Access: Restricted
Coverage: 1985 - current
Content: ProQuest Political Science gives users access to hundreds of leading political science and international relations journals, providing full-text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. In addition, over a thousand recent full-text doctoral dissertations on political science topics are included, together with working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources.

ProQuest Social Science Journals
Access: Restricted
Coverage: Varies
Content: ProQuest Social Science Journals is a definitive resource for those who need access to a variety of scientific journals. The database includes over 1000 titles, with the majority available in full text.  It covers core disciplines across the social sciences including sociology, social work, anthropology, politics and other areas.

World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean
Access: Gale, network restricted
Coverage: varies
Content: A rich collection of primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean, including academic journals and news feeds covering the region, reference articles and commentary, maps and statistics as well as audio and video.

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Historical New York Times


Looking for historic primary sources?  ProQuest provides access to the Historical New York Times with full page and article images and searchable full text back to the first issue in 1851.

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