Databases for Political Science

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Political Science Databases
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Political Science Complete

This database contains full text articles from over 500 scholarly journals and and indexing and abstracts from 2,900 journal titles.

1989-present more info
Columbia International Affairs Online

CIAO publishes a wide range of scholarship including working papers from research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences,

1991-present more info
CQ Press Library

Includes six titles: CQ Almanac; CQ Researcher; CQ Magazine; Political Handbook of the World; Politics in America; and Supreme Court Yearbook.

1945-present more info
ProQuest Political Science

ProQuest Political Science provides access to nearly 500 leading political science and international relations journals, with over 400 titles in full text.

1980-present more info

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Political Science Databases
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Academic OneFile

Contains more than 11,000 academic jounals, the majority in full text and peer-reviewed, and podcasts and transcripts from major news sources.

1980-present more info
Academic Search Complete

Provides full text for over 8,500 magazines and journals, including more than 7,300 peer reviewed titles. Indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 12,500 journals.

1980-present more info
America: History and Life with Full Text

Provides access to journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations. Covers U.S. and Canadian history.

1955-present more info
Historical Abstracts with Full Text

Provides citations with abstracts to over 1,700 journals,book and media reviews, and dissertations.

1955-present more info
International Political Science Abstracts

"International Political Science Abstracts is published bimonthly by the International Political Science Association.

2007-present more info
PAIS International

Provides citations, with some abstracts, to more than 3,000 sources including articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, and book chapters about public affairs.

1972-present more info
Peace Research Abstracts

Includes journal articles covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of relevance.

1964-present more info
ProQuest Congressional

Comprehensive online collection of primary source congressional publications and legislative research materials covering all topics.

1789-present more info
ProQuest Social Science Journals

ProQuest Social Science Journals provides access to over 1,000 scholarly journal titles, with around 700 available in full text.

1980-present more info
WorldCat (FirstSearch)

Contains over 50 million records cataloged by OCLC member libraries throughout the world: Appalachian State University Library is a member (OCLC member code=NJB).

1000 BC-present more info

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Political Science Databases
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Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews critically reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide researchers to the principal contributions of their field.

2007-present more info

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) offers more than 500,000 digital files containing social science research data.

1940-present more info

JSTOR specializes in making available the back issues of academic journals (over 1,000) in a wide variety of humanities and social science disciplines.

Coverage is the beginning of the journal until two to five years ago. more info
Military and Government Collection

Provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and magazines, and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

1975-present more info
Oxford Handbooks Online

Each handbook takes an aspect of its discipline, explaining the key issues, the classic and contemporary debates on those issues, and setting the agenda for how those debates might evolve.

2000-present more info
ProQuest Military Collection

ProQuest Military Collection provides access to over 500 scholarly journals, with 400 titles available in full text.

1980-present more info
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

The Roper Center archives datasets from thousands of surveys with national adult, state, foreign, and special subpopulation samples.

1935-present more info
Sage Knowledge

Sage Knowledge provides full text access to more than 150 social science encyclopedias and over 100 handbooks.

1994-present more info

Statista is a statistics portal that integrates data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets on over 60,000 topics from 18,000 sources.

Current more info
Vital Statistics on American Politics

Over 230 tables and figures devoted to key subject areas such as elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, and much more.

2005-2014 more info

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