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Core Databases

Access the essential databases for Political Science. For more, see the Political Science Subject Guide.

  • Alt-PressWatch:
    Articles in the independent, alternative, and grassroots press.  Full text included; Newspapers; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • JSTOR:
    Scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and business. Full text included; ( + )
  • Project MUSE:
    Over 600 full-text scholarly humanities journals. Full text included; ( + )
  • USA.gov:
    Search all (federal, state, local) government web sites in the US. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )

Comprehensive List

Access the recommended databases for Political Science. For more, see the Political Science Subject Guide.

  • Academic Search Complete:
    An all-inclusive scholarly and multidisciplinary database. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; KYVL; ( + )
  • Alt-PressWatch:
    Articles in the independent, alternative, and grassroots press.  Full text included; Newspapers; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • Biography Index (Steely Reference):
    Index to biographical materials in books and magazines, 1946-1984. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Biography Reference Bank:
    An extensive biography database. Full text included; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1905-1982. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest Plus:
    Book reviews from periodicals. Full text included; ( + )
  • Book Review Index (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1965-2009. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • CIA World Factbook:
    Information on 267 countries. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • CQ Researcher:
    In-depth coverage of current political and social issues in the news. Full text included; ( + )
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts:
    Indexes journals in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Full text included; ( + )
  • Digital Commons Network:
    Access to scholarly journal articles and research. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Books:
    A directory of open-access books. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Journals:
    Definitive index to peer-reviewed, open-access journals. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Dissertations and Theses:
    Comprehensive access to dissertations and theses worldwide. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • E-Journals:
    Citations from EBSCO ejournals (limited full-text). Citation only; ( + )
  • Essay and General Literature Index (Steely Reference):
    Citations to humanities and social sciences articles, 1900-1984. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • JSTOR:
    Scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and business. Full text included; ( + )
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service:
    Criminal justice and substance abuse resources. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations:
    American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations (free):
    Open access to American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Project MUSE:
    Over 600 full-text scholarly humanities journals. Full text included; ( + )
  • SSRN (Social Science Research Network):
    Access articles in 30 social science disciplines. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Struggles for Freedom, Southern Africa:
    Primary documents on African freedom movements and history. Full text included; Visual materials; ( + )
  • UN Data:
    Datasets for UN member countries. Open access; ( + )
  • USA.gov:
    Search all (federal, state, local) government web sites in the US. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • World Heritage Sites, Africa:
    Primary documents on African freedom movements, art, and history. Full text included; Visual materials; ( + )