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  • ProQuest Research Library  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Citations & full-text articles in a variety of disciplines.
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    Provides full-text and page images from many of the top journals in most academic disciplines.
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    Thousands of newspapers, magazines, transcripts, & legal materials.
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    A catalog of the materials held by libraries worldwide.
  • Web of Science  Icon  Icon  Icon
    The Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
  • Google Scholar  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Scholarly literature from all broad areas of research.
  • Credo Reference  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Over 240 reference works in various fields.

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  • Annual review of political science  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Covers significant developments in the field of Political Science including political theory and philosophy, international relations, political economy, political behavior, American and comparative politics, public administration and policy, and methodology.
  • CQ Researcher  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Original reporting and analysis on issues in the news, focusing on the economy, education, the environment, health, international affairs, social trends, and technology. Published weekly, 1991-present. Includes reports from CQ Global Researchers for more international content.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides bibilographies of and encyclopedic articles about nearly 50 topics in political science.
  • Oxford Handbooks in Political Science  Icon
    Complete searchable texts of the Oxford handbooks in political science containing specially-commissioned essays with extensive referencing to further reading. Many of the volumes are also available in print in Tripod.

Journal Databases

  • PAIS International  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides abstracts of journal articles, books, government documents, statistical compilations, committee reports, intergovernmental, and private organizations reports. Areas covered include political, economic, social and public policy issues. Covers 1915-present.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides citations and abstracts of journals in political science and related fields including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. Covers 1975-present.
  • ProQuest Political Science  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides access to over 240 leading political science and international relations journals. This collection provides full-text of many core titles included in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. Coverage from 1985 to present.

Country Information

  • Europa world  Icon  Icon
    Presents political and economic information on countries and territories as well as international organizations. Features statistical data and directories.
  • Political Handbook of the World  Icon  Icon  Icon
    This authoritative reference book provides detailed information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party system. International organizations, from the African Union to the World Trade Organization, are profiled as well. Good source for information on current events, elections, political history, and more.
  • CIA World Fact Book  Icon
    Provides detailed profiles of all of the countries of the world. Offers information on each country's geography, people, government, economy, communications, military, and transnational issues, as well as maps and flag images. Covers 2000 - present in PDF; current interactive edition is continually updated.
  • Britannica Online  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Offers a fully searchable and browsable collection of authoritative reference sources,including Britannica's entire encyclopaedic database. Look at the World Atlas and World Data Analyst for country information.

Political Science Librarians

Olivia Castello
Bryn Mawr College
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Margaret Schaus
Haverford College
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Sarah Elichko
Swarthmore College
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