Category Archives: Political Science

Political Science: Top Databases

These are the top Political Science-specific databases that we recommend looking in for articles. If you’re not entirely sure yet what you need, try checking out the list of “General” databases; they’re often the best place to start. Also, try clicking “Social Sciences” in the drop-down menu.

Keep going to the bottom of this list to see the rest of our Political Science databases, as well as a list at the very end of other online and book sources you may find useful.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
Journal articles, books, working papers from university research institutes, papers series from NGOs, and conference proceedings relating to international affairs.

CQ Researcher
All CQ Researcher reports offer 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. These are a great source for pro-and-con arguments, statistics, graphs and charts, etc. on current issues and events.

GPO (Government Printing Office) Access
Access to U.S. Government Publications

Legal Periodicals Full-Text
Full-text indexing of the most important legal journals (with scholarly articles) and books, in the English language and also with international coverage. Also includes symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews, etc.

Population Index
Population Index is the primary reference tool to the world’s population literature

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher
All CQ Researcher reports offer 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. These are a great source for pro-and-con arguments, statistics, graphs and charts, etc. on current issues and events.

Science Citation Index

Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)
ISI Web of Science provides keyword and citation searching of scholarly journals in the sciences & social sciences from 1986 to present.