Political Science

Research is the process of discovery, and in this sense it is a creative act. It is guided by questions, shaped by evidence, and concludes with the sharing of one’s findings.

Core Resources

  • Columbia International Affairs Online
    Comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.

  • CQ Researcher
    In-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

  • CQ Weekly
    Weekly up-to-date nonpartisan reports and analysis on activities of the United States Congress.

  • Findlaw
    Legal Web site, providing the most comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, corporate counsel, law students, businesses, and consumers.

  • Global Issues In Context
    Provides access to sources for analysis of current events, issues of international importance, and detailed information about nations. Each entry pulls together source material to analyze social, political, military, economic, health and cultural issues and includes access to newspapers and periodicals, web sites, and multimedia features.

  • GPO Access/FedSys
    U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments.

  • Issues And Controversies
    Up-to-date, in-depth and objective information on the most prominent and hotly debated issues of the day.

  • JSTOR
    An advanced, multidisciplinary database featuring secondary resources in history, scholarly articles and other resources spanning the humanities and sciences.

  • LEXIS-NEXIS Academic
    Full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal (including cases and legislation), medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options.

  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context
    Addressing current event topics, this database provides topic overviews, pro/con essays, primary source documents, overviews of court cases, statistics, access to newspaper and magazine articles, reference works, podcasts and multimedia tools to help you research social issues.

  • ProQuest Political Science
    Political science and international relations journals

  • ProQuest Social Science Database
    Search full-text scientific journals covering the social sciences. Provides information on hundreds of topics, including: Addiction studies, Urban studies, Family studies, International relations.

  • United States Law Week
    National coverage of significant cases and key legislative and regulatory developments across all areas of the law, summaries of selected federal court, state court and administrative cases. Access Supreme Court Today via link on left side of screen.

  • US Newsstream
    Full-text coverage of major national newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and NY Times, and many others.

Supplemental Resources

  • A-Z Maps Online
    The world’s largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.

  • Academic OneFile
    Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles in many subjects.

  • Academic Search Complete
    Academic multi-disciplinary database; full text articles in all fields.

  • Ageline
    Provides access to literature on gerontology and aging in the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics and public policy.

  • Canadian Business & Current Affairs
    Canadian Business and Consumer Affairs

  • Credo Reference
    An easy-to-use database providing dictionary and encyclopedia entries on subjects in all academic disciplines; a scholarly alternative to Wikipedia

  • Ebook Central (Proquest)
    A collection of E-Books. You can either search or browse by subject.
    Note: Formerly known as eBrary E-Books

  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
    This is a multi-disciplinary collection which allows you to search and view the full text of its eBooks. Read an eBook instantly with your web based reader or download eBooks to your portable device.

  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    A multidisciplinary database featuring scholarly articles, trade and popular news features.

  • Films on Demand
    Access to over 6,000 streaming videos, including documentaries relevant for multiple disciplines.

  • Military & Government Collection
    Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times‎ (1851 - 2012)
    Search the New York Times from 1851- 2012. Articles will be in PDF format. Current full-text content of the New York Times is found in several other databases: LexisNexis, Proquest Newspapers, and Infotrac.

  • ProQuest Military Database
    Government and military articles

  • ProQuest Research Library
    Cross-discipline research articles

  • SocIndex With Full Text
    Comprehensive sociology research database; contains full text for books and monographs, journals and conference papers.

  • U.S. History In Context
    Provides comprehensive topic overviews and integrates reference, journals, newspapers, primary source documents, images and video to provide context to events and topics in U.S. history.

  • World History In Context
    Provides multicultural and international content with access to full-text periodicals, reference works and primary sources related to world history from antiquity to the present.