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This guide brings together useful research resources for Politics.

These include article databases, major reference works, government information, images, videos, and other key information sources.  

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If you need any assistance, you can make an appointment to see the Politics Subject Librarian.

Highly Recommended Databases for Politics

More databases are listed on the Journals & Databases section of this guide. 

  • Academic Search Complete
    Full-text of articles from more than 6,000 peer reviewed journals. Also indexes more than 12,000 publications.
  • Historical Abstracts  
    Indexes and abstracting for 2,000+ international historical journals, including several key political science titles.
  • IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
    The IBSS database includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It focuses on anthropology, economics, politics and sociology with broad coverage of international material from 100 countries and in 60 languages.
    Provides full-text access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in a range of subjects, including over 100 political science journals (delay in coverage generally 3-5 years).
  • Philosopher's Index (via OvidSP)
    An indexing and abstracting database which lists books and journals of philosophy and related fields, including political philosophy.
  • ProQuest Central
    Full-text of articles from more than 6,000 journals. Also indexes more than 10,000 publications.
  • Religion & Philosophy Collection
    An indexing and abstracting database with some full-text coverage of journals in a range of subjects, including political philosophy.

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