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Articles in databases

These are the essential databases for Political Science. For a longer list see the comprehensive list of Political Science databases.

  • 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; ( + )
  • JSTOR:
    Scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and business. Full text included; ( + )
  • Project MUSE:
    Over 600 full-text scholarly humanities journals. Full text included; ( + )
    Search all (federal, state, local) government web sites in the US. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )

Books and media


  • Steely's Books and Media:
    Search Discovery for books and media. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; Ebook collection; NKU specific materials; Open access; ( + )



Almanac of American Politics
REF JK271 .B343 2004x
America Votes
REF JK1967 .A8
Encyclopedia of Governmental Advisory Organizations
REF JK468 .C7 E5 2008
Encyclopedia of Political Communication
REF JA85 .E64 2008
Encyclopedia of the American Presidency
REF JK511 .E53 1994
Encyclopedia of the United States Congress
REF JK1067 .E63 1995
Political Handbook of the World
REF JF37 .P61x
Statistical History of the American Electorate
REF JK1967 .R87 2001


  • HV6430—6433   -   Terrorism
  • HX821—970.7   -   Anarchism
  • J1—981   -   General legislative and executive papers
  • JA1—92   -   Political science (General)
  • JA85   -   Communication in Politics
  • JC11—605   -   Political theory; the state; Theories of the state
  • JF20—2112   -   Political institutions; public administration
  • JJ1000—1019   -   Political institutions; public administration (North America)
  • JK1—9993   -   Political institutions; public administration (United States)
  • JL1—3899   -   Political institutions; public administration (Latin America, Canada)
  • JN1—9689   -   Political institutions; public administration (Europe)
  • JQ21—6651   -   Political institutions; public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific)
  • JS39—8500   -   Local government; Municipal government
  • JV1—9480   -   Colonies and colonization; Immigration; International migration
  • JZ5—6530   -   International relations
  • K1—7720   -   Law, general
  • KF   -   Law of the United States



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