Political Science

Article Databases

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Key site [UCSD Only]
1975-present. Research within the political science discipline and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.

Academic Search Complete [UCSD Only]
Multidisciplinary database that indexes and abstracts articles in more than 10,900 journals and other publications in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese; full-text is available for over 5300 journals.

Air University Library Index to military periodicals 1990-
Specialized index to articles on military, defense, and national security issues, 1990 to present. Global scope, including Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Alt-PressWatch [UCSD Only]
1995-present. Full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. Provides a valuable new source of coverage, viewpoints and perspectives to complement and challenge the coverage of the mainstream media.

Alternative Press Index [UCSD Only]
1991-present. Citations to articles in roughly 381 alternative, radical, and left publications in North America. which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

Alternative Press Index Archive [UCSD Only]
1969-1990. Citations to articles alternative, radical, and left publications in North America which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

America: History and Life [UCSD Only]
1964-present. International database for research on all periods of U.S. and Canadian history, including very recent years. Includes abstracts of journal articles and listings of books and dissertations. For rest of world use Historical Abstracts.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online [UCSD Only]
Full text of working papers, conference proceedings, policy briefs, economic indicators, and other resources in international affairs.

Collection on Critical Global Issues (New Zealand Digital Library)
Extensive digital library containing selected United Nations University publications on land management, development, sustainability, food and nutrition, natural resource development, and more.

EconLit [UCSD Only]
1969-present. Abstracts journal articles, books, dissertations, and working papers in economics. New records added monthly. Produced by American Economic Association.

EDN: EINIRAS Database Network
Article database for international relations and area studies. The cooperative project is carried out by EINIRAS (European Information Network on International Relations and Area Studies). Contributors include COE, FIIA, CIDOB, SIPRI.

Environment Index [UCSD Only]
Formerly Environmental Issues & Policy Index. Contains citations for scientific/popular literature on energy, waste, recycling; pollution; environmental health, law, conservation, wildlife management; and social, economic, political, ethical issues.

Google Scholar
Search for scholarly publications across disciplines & sources: articles, theses, books, and more, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities etc. Use Scholar Preferences option for UC-eLinks.

Humanity Development Library (New Zealand Digital Library)
Expansive digital library containing books, reports, and journals in various areas of human development, including economic policy, education, agriculture, sanitation, disaster mitigation, and many other topics.

Index to Current Urban Documents Online (1995)- [UCSD Only]
Index and search engine providing full-text access to documents from local governments, civic organizations, and planning agencies from 500 cities in the United States and Canada.

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)
Index of the nuclear science and energy literature from 1970-present: +3 million bibliographic records and a unique collection of over 200K full-text documents (non-conventional "grey" literature).

Search by subject or browse full text of more than 500 scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, and sciences, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years not included.

Justice Information Center
Summaries of 160,000 criminal justice publications: books, articles and research reports; plus a collection of full text documents and links to web sites on all aspects of criminal justice.

Labordoc, the ILO Library's database, contains references and full text access to the world's literature on the world of work.

Left Index [UCSD Only]
1990-present. Access to the diversity of literature on the left, with a primary emphasis on politically and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside the academy and a secondary emphasis on significant but little known sources of news and ideas.

LexisNexis Academic [UCSD Only]
Thousands of full-text sources including newspapers, wires, transcripts, newsletters, magazines, trade journals; also industry news, company information, law reviews, court decisions. Coverage dates vary. Former name: Academic Universe.

National Criminal Justice Reference System Abstracts
1970s-present. Summaries of U.S. criminal justice publications, including Federal, State and local government reports, books, journal articles, other research.

PAIS Archive [UCSD Only]
1915-1976. Lists articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) [UCSD Only]
1972-present. Lists print and electronic articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.

Peace Research Abstracts [UCSD Only]
1965-present. Lists articles covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline

Political Science Network
Part of the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN), PSN includes announcements, job postings, research and working papers, an elibrary of articles (some have a fee), and a professional directory. Some features require the creation of a (free) login.

Social Science Research Network
Searchable database of working papers and published articles. Strengths include economics, finance, management, Latin America, law, accounting. Includes abstracts and many downloadable full text documents. Check Roger for access to fee-based titles.

Social Sciences Citation Index: SSCI [UCSD Only]
1956-present. Provides author, keyword, and cited reference searching to more than 1700 leading social sciences journals. In many cases with searchable abstracts plus links to e-journal images. One of the Web of Science databases.

Social Sciences Full Text [UCSD Only]
Indexes and provides abstracts of articles published since 1983 in over 700 social sciences journals, with full text provided for most articles published from 1994+. See long description for subjects covered.

UNBISnet: United Nations Bibliographic Information System on the Internet
UNBIS is the primary bibliographic database of the United Nations. Established in 1979, it offers access to documents of the United Nations and to non-UN publications acquired by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library in New York and the UN Library in Geneva.

Urban Studies Abstracts [UCSD Only]
1992-present. Index for all aspects of Urban Studies from 1992 to the present. Includes abstracts and many full-text links.

Westlaw Campus [UCSD Only]
Full text access to federal and state court cases, laws and regulations; legal periodicals and encyclopedias; European Union legal documents; and legal guides and information for pre-law students.

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 [UCSD Only]
Database of digitized books, images, documents, essays and bibliographies documenting women's reform activities in the U.S., mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries.