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Databases by Subject: Politics

Major Indexes

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

Includes scholarship from 1991-present on international affairs, including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers from NGOs, research projects, conference proceedings, and policy briefs.

Congressional

Provides indexing of many Congressional publications, including Hearings, Committee Prints, Reports, Documents and Congressional Research Service Reports, from 1789 to the present.

CQ Press Political Reference Suite

Online editions of CQ Press reference works in political science, including CQ Almanac, Congress and the Nation, Elections A to Z, Encyclopedia of Political Science, Political Handbook of the World, The Presidency A to Z, the Washington Information Directory, and many more.

CQ Voting and Elections Collections

Includes historical and modern data, analyses of elections and voting behavior, explanations of electoral process and reforms, census and district demographics, key events and issues, and much more. Categories include Presidential Elections, Congressional Elections, Gubernatorial Elections, Campaigns and Elections, Political Parties, and Voters and Demographics.

GPO Monthly Catalog (1895-1976)

The Monthly Catalog provides a comprehensive listing of federal publications, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, records and documents released by the Depts. of Defense, Labor, and the Office of the President. Coverage: 1895-1976.

GPO Monthly Catalog (1976 - to date)

Comprehensive listing of federal publications, including books, reports, serials and maps from 1976 to the present.

Keesing's World News Archive

Find summarized news reports from 1931-present on world events in the monthly digest of articles compiled by Keesing’s editorial staff. Events covered are elections and changes of government; wars, treaties, and diplomacy; terrorism and security; legislation; international agreements; actions by the UN and other international organizations; natural disasters, environmental issues, and scientific discoveries.

LexisNexis Academic

Find news sources, business profiles, patents, and legal research from across the globe.

Political Science Complete

Find articles, books, and conference papers in political science, international relations and law.

Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)

Citations to journal articles, books, government documents, and more, emphasizing international coverage of public policy, international relations, and business, from 1914-present.

Additional Indexes

AccessUN

Index to United Nations documents including Official Records, draft resolutions, and UN Treaty Series citations from 1966 to the present.

Alternative Press Index

Index to journal, magazine, and newspaper articles from 1991-present from international alternative, radical, and left publications covering racial and gender issues, gay and lesbian studies, labor, and more.

AP Images

Offers access to over 6 million entertainment, sports, news and lifestyle photographs, videos, graphics and interactives from the archives of the Associated Press. Coverage: mid-1800s to the present.

AUL (Air University Library) Index to Military Periodicals

Citations for articles covering military, geopolitical and aeronautical topics in over 80 English-language military magazines and journals. From 1987 - present.

CQ Researcher Plus Archive

Find reports and analysis on a variety of current issues. Includes background information, pro/con debates, and a chronology of the issue.

Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS)

A database of declassified documents covering major domestic and international events of the post-WWII ear, collected from various government agencies (FBI, CIA, State Department, White House, etc.) over the past 30 years.

Digital National Security Archive

Find declassified government documents about U.S. foreign policy and military policy since 1945. Search across all collections, by a specific area, and by chronology.

Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports

The Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports provides monthly reports (as well as yearly profiles) detailing current economic and political events and in-depth analysis of political and economic trends for over 200 countries.

Economist Intelligence Unit Market Indicators and Forecasts

Market indicators and forecast data available by individual countries or global regions.

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement

The encyclopedia covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social science and social measurement. It is illustrated with tables and figures of actual data sets.

Energy Citations Database

Provides bibliographic citations for energy and energy related Scientific and Technical Information publications from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, from 1943 forward.

FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service, 1975-1996)

Index to microfiche translations of foreign press releases and radio broadcasts issued in eight editions, based on region of the world, from 1975-1996.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1974-1996

Find translations of broadcast news, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from over 100 nations around the world between 1974 and 1996.

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys)

Electronic access to many Federal databases. Includes Popular regulatory materials such as:The Federal Register,and the Code of Federal Regulations. Critical Congressional products such as: The Congressional Record and Congressional Bills and Important business materials such as: Commerce Business Daily

Historical Statistics of the United States (Millennial edition)

A reference source for historical information covering virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history from 1790 to the present.

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) Data Archive

Find and download data sets and documentation in sociology, political science, education, economics, and other areas. Users may search for data, but will need to create an account to download data.

Latin American Newsstand

Full-text information in Spanish and Portuguese from 37 newspapers from Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries, including Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil from 1998 to present.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts

Published by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, this database includes abstracts for more than 210,000 publications, including federal, state and local government reports; journal articles; books; and research reports in the areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse, from the 1960s to present.

National Security Archive, Digital

The Digital National Security Archive contains comprehensive collection of primary documents available: The database contains more than 35,000 of the most important, declassified documents that led to the policy decisions. This database includes the following collections: Afghanistan, Berlin Crisis 1958-1962, Cuban Missile Crisis, El Salvador, Iran-Contra Affair, Intelligence Community, Iran Revolution, Iraqgate, Military Uses of Space, Nicaragua, Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Philippines, Presidential Directives from Truman to Clinton, South Africa, and Soviet Estimate.

ProQuest Statistical Insight

ProQuest Statistical Insight (formerly LexisNexis Statistical Universe) is a comprehensive source for federal statistics. Also indexes and provides abstracts to US (ASI), state and local governments (SRI), and privately published and international and intergovernmental statistical sources (IIS) from 1973-present.

SAGE Research Methods Online

Find books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, journal articles, and videos about research methods. Use the visual tool, Methods Map, to discover information about research methods terms and methodologies.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers

Serial Set is a full text database of House and Senate committee reports, documents, maps, and journals from 1817 to 1980. American State Papers contain the legislative and executive documents of Congress during the period 1789 to 1838.

United Nations Common Database (UNCDB)

Includes statistics which covers all countries and areas and selected series from specialized international data sources.

Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to Present

Includes digitized collections of primary materials drawn from more than 300 repositories. Content includes writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and conference proceedings of dozens of women's organizations, including previously unpublished primary sources. Includes materials in English and other languages. Original essays by leading scholars complement the primary sources. Fully integrated into the collection are hundreds of entries from the Dictionary of Women's International Organizations.

World Development Indicators Online (WDI)

It contains statistical data for over 800 development indicators and time series data from 1960-2007 for 227 economies.

World News Connection (WNC)

Provides translated and English-language newspapers, television and radio broadcasts, non-classified technical reports, and more, from around the world, and is particularly effective in its coverage of local media sources. 1995-2013.