Political Science Databases

Political Science Databases

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The Annual Register provides a detailed, yearly summary of British and world events. It serves as a reference work for current events, and primary source material for researchers interested in history, popular culture, political science, social science, and the humanities. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/annualregister 1758-present Articles, Government Documents, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. These publications make up the National Bibliography of U.S. Government Publications. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. 1976 - Present Government Documents, Legal
Congressional Hearings Digital Collection contains published and unpublished hearings held by Congress, and is a valuable resource for researchers interested in political science, history, social science, law, and other academic disciplines. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/hearings 1824-2003 Government Documents, Primary Sources
Congressional Research Digital Collection provides access to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports and Congressional committee prints. CRS, an agency within the Library of Congress, provides impartial research reports for the United States Congress. Congressional committee prints are publications (often partisan in nature) issued by Congressional committees on topics related to their legislative or research activities. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/crdc and https://www.proquest.com/libraries/academic/databases/ProQuest-Congressional-Research-Digital-Collection.html 1830-2003 Government Documents, Primary Sources
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Data-Planet Statistical Datasets provides access to the Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Search and browse 25 billion data points in over 4.3 billion datasets sourced from over 75 authoritative government and private sources. Manipulate datasets, compare multiple indicators, chart trends over time, spatially represent data, and export content. 1788 - present Data/Statistics, Government Documents
Simple, refined searching of the extensive Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Designed to allow quick navigation of the over 25 billion points of data. Users can quickly search and view charts, maps, and rankings of over 4.3 billion datasets at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, and census-tract/block group levels, complete with source information and statistical abstracts. All of the data are drawn from authoritative sources and are citable. The product provides high-level summary information as well as detailed line item views. 1788 - Present Articles, Data/Statistics
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This resource contains over 124,000 indexed, declassified government documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy. Content is curated by foreign policy experts and organized into more than 40 topic-based collections, providing access to primary source materials for researchers interested in history, political science, and international relations. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/dnsa 1945-present Government Documents, Primary Sources
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Documents on British Policy Overseas contains digitized primary source documents from Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This resource provides insight into Britain’s foreign policy and diplomatic history throughout the twentieth century. More information available at https://search.proquest.com/dbpo/productfulldescdetail? 1898 – 1990 Government Documents, Primary Sources
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Articles from more than 1,700 journals concerning agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Full text for more than 680 journals and 120 monographs. 1940 - Present Articles, eBooks
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Executive Branch Documents contains documents produced by Federal government departments, agencies, and commissions. This resource provides researchers with information about major events in U.S. history, as well as insight into the social, political, and economic history of the U.S. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/ebd 1989-1939 Government Documents, Primary Sources
The Gerritsen Collection is a cross-cultural resource for information on women’s history, documenting the development of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women’s rights. Anti and pro-feminist arguments are represented, and the condition of women can be traced over the four centuries covered by this resource. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/gerritsen 1543-1945 Images/Photos, Primary Sources
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This collection of 21 databases provides access to the full text of over 2,400 law-related journal titles, as well as U.S. Congressional and other government documents, constitutions for every country, and classic legal texts. Also includes content focused on women and the law, religion and the law, and international law history. The scholarly and primary source materials are a resource for research across a diverse range of subject areas such as Ethnic Studies, History, Immigration, Criminal Justice, International Studies, Political Science, Constitutional Law, Religious Studies, Women’s Studies, and more. 1500-Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Government Documents, Legal, Primary Sources
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers provides researchers with digitized primary source documents detailing the historical record of Britain, its colonies, and the wider world. Includes House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, also known as Sessional Papers or Blue Books. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/parliamentary/commons 1800-1899 Government Documents, Primary Sources
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Digitized collection of U.S. newspapers, journals and magazines published by alternative presses from the 1950s through 2015, with an emphasis on titles published through the end of the 20th century. Includes material produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press, and alternative literary magazines. 1951-2015 Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
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Search U.S. federal government databases simultaneously. Government Documents
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Complete archives, full text of Harpers Magazine, Dissent, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Nation, Commentary, NACLA, Commonweal, American Spectator, National Review, The Progressive, The Weekly Standard, Moment, The Washington Monthly, Orion, The New Leader and The New York Review of Books. 1850 - Present Articles, News
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Oxford Islamic Studies Online provides a number of learning tools. The site is, first and foremost, a reference center, with over 5,000 articles from a number of sources. Various eBooks, Images/Photos, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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**Single user platform** Please close out of browser session when done. Collection of over 500 ebook titles providing concise introductions to topics across a wide range of subject areas, including the Arts and Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Law, and Medicine and Health. Each title is written by experts in the field, and presents a big picture of the topic as well as a more detailed discussion of key controversies, influential people, and new directions and ideas. Factual content is supplemented with analysis to help place the topic in a broader context. 2000-Present eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Periodicals Archive Online contains the full text backfiles of over 700 scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The content is international in scope, and covers 37 subject areas. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/pao 1802-2005 Articles, Primary Sources
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Provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports all together on a single platform. Articles, Company/Industry Information, News, Theses/Dissertations
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With Statista, you can access the most relevant and important statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries. Various Data/Statistics
Reference source for social, political, and economic statistics. Information compiled from 400 public and private data sources and presented in 1400 line-item indexed tables. Data updated monthly and downloadable in XLS format. Also useful as source guide for statistical information. Some international data included. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/statisticalabstract/contents 1878-Present Data/Statistics, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
The U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection provides access to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers. The Serial Set contains House and Senate Documents and House and Senate Reports. These documents, which provide detailed information across a broad range of subjects, are useful for researchers across many disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/serialset and https://www.govinfo.gov/help/serial-set 1789-1969 Government Documents, Primary Sources
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Citation database providing indexing of over 10,000 journals. 1898 - Present Articles

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Peer-reviewed, full-text articles, citations and abstracts from journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. 1980 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, News, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Videos
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Multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in searchable PDF format. Cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals. Broad subject coverage. 1887 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, News, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, TRAILS consortium logo
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American Newsreels in Video comprises news footage provided by newsreels shown at the beginning of feature films during the years leading up to and during World War II. Newsreels produced by the U.S. Office of War Information and Universal Newsreel contain over 200 hours of video (with full transcripts available), allowing researchers access to primary source materials that had significant social and political impact. 1929-1946 Primary Sources, Videos
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American Periodicals Series Online and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries contain digitized images of pages from historically significant American magazines and journals (with original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts). This collection provides researchers access to primary source materials that chronicle American culture and thought as represented in special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, trade journals, and children’s and women’s magazines. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/americanperiodicals/about and https://proquest.libguides.com/americanperiodicals/apsconstruction 1740-1940 Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
Primary source materials from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies, various federal agencies, and the Associated Press, support academic research in women’s rights, environmental policy, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, international trade, the War on Poverty, and the Watergate trials. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/politics1960 1960-1975 Primary Sources
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The Annual Register provides a detailed, yearly summary of British and world events. It serves as a reference work for current events, and primary source material for researchers interested in history, popular culture, political science, social science, and the humanities. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/annualregister 1758-present Articles, Government Documents, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Black Studies Center contains collections of primary and secondary source materials that document the black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times. Includes the following collections: -Schomberg Studies on the Black Experience: 30 scholarly overviews on black studies themes -International Index to Black Periodicals: database of titles pertaining to black studies and culture from 1902-present, with almost half available in full text -Chicago Defender backfiles: full text coverage from 1910-1975 of one of the most influential black newspapers in the US -Black Literature Index, 1827-1940: over 70,000 bibliographic citations for fiction, poetry and literary reviews published in black periodicals and newspapers. -The HistoryMakers: filmed oral history interviews of historically significant 20th century African Americans -Dissertations: over 1,000 doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses written between 1970 and 2004 related to Black Studies More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/bsc/home 1827-2010 Articles, eBooks, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Theses/Dissertations, Videos
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Black Thought and Culture contains non-fiction works, published and unpublished, of leaders within the African American community, allowing researchers access to previously inaccessible material that documents the development of black culture. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://bltc.alexanderstreet.com/bltc.about.html 1700-2001 Articles, Images/Photos, Primary Sources
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British Periodicals contains digitized images of content from nearly 500 British magazines and journals from the late seventeenth century through the beginning of the twenty first century. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/britishperiodicals and https://search.proquest.com/britishperiodicals/productfulldescdetail 1681-2005 Articles, Primary Sources
This collection of digitized primary source materials includes federal government records, organizational records of major civil rights organizations and personal papers of their key leaders, and the papers of the NAACP from 1910-1972. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/hps/northcentral (see individual guides under “Black Freedom Struggle” and “NAACP Papers”) 1900-1996 Government Documents, Primary Sources

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Comprehensive index of over 93,000 doctoral dissertations accepted by American Universities from 1933-1955. 1933 - 1955 Theses/Dissertations
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The Center for Research Libraries makes available approximately five million publications, archives, and collections and one million digital resources to its member libraries to supplement their own humanities, science, and social science holdings. CRL materials can be obtained for extended loan periods and at no cost by users affiliated with member libraries. Last year, 92 percent of the CRL's interlibrary loan requests were sent by two-day express within one business day, and 90 percent of copies were delivered within one business day as well. CRL resources include: * 6,500 international newspapers, many dating to the 1700s-the largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America * 4,500 U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era, including 2,000 ethnic titles * Foreign journals rarely held in U.S. libraries * More than 800,000 dissertations * Area Studies: major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and many other areas. 1700 - Present Articles, Images/Photos, News, Primary Sources, Theses/Dissertations
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Content from over 250 publishers, with an aggregated database of over 13,500 publications and over 4.5 million articles, including both journals and eBooks. Very little full text content available for free. Others are available through document delivery for a fee. Various Articles, eBooks
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Complete archives, full text of Harpers Magazine, Dissent, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Nation, Commentary, NACLA, Commonweal, American Spectator, National Review, The Progressive, The Weekly Standard, Moment, The Washington Monthly, Orion, The New Leader and The New York Review of Books. 1850 - Present Articles, News
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The OED is the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1000 years of English. Various eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
Citations from hundreds of newspapers and periodicals as well as monographs, theses, dissertations, scrapbooks, pamphlets and other ephemera dealing with all aspects of life in Seattle, Washington state and the Pacific Northwest from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. 1936 - Present eBooks, News
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Provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports all together on a single platform. Articles, Company/Industry Information, News, Theses/Dissertations
Digitized primary source materials, including foreign policy government records, Associated Press records, and U.S. Armed Forces reports and records, document U.S. activities in Southeast Asia from the Kennedy administration through the removal of U.S. troops. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/historyvault/vietnam 1960-1975 Government Documents, Primary Sources