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StarBest Bet Databases in Political Science > Public Policy

PAIS International Star
Articles, government documents, reports in the fields of public and social policy, political science, international relations 1915-.
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Public Administration Abstracts Star
Citations and abstracts for journals covering essential areas related to public administration, including public administration theory, 1974 - present.
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Index to Current Urban Documents Star
Publications of municipalities and public or semi-public city agencies, 1995-present.
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Environment Index Star
Citations to articles on the environment from scientific, legal, and popular journals, 1950ís- present.
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CQ Researcher Star
Well-documented full text overviews of current issues, including bibliographies and chronologies. Produced by Congressional Quarterly, 1923-present.
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Additional Databases in Political Science > Public Policy

Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstract
Good indexing of articles in core journals of the social sciences in practice, 1987-present.
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Columbia International Affairs Online: CIAO
Full-text working and position papers, books, and journals, from international affairs research institutes, 1991-present.
Also known as: CIAO
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CQ Almanac
Activities of the US Congress and policy implications thereof, by date or topic, 1945-present.
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CQ Press Political Reference Suite
A starting point for federal government research. Directories, yearbooks, and documents from all three branches. Current.
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CQ Weekly
A publication detailing and analyzing the activities of the U.S. Congress. This searchable version dates back to 1983.
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Criminal Justice Abstracts
Journal articles, books, and dissertations on criminology, justice system, police, corrections, crime prevention, and victim's rights, 1968 to present.
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CRS Reports
Reports by the public policy research arm of the U. S. Congress on current issues and their legal and legislative status, 1970-present. Library doesn't subscribe to tabbed extras like Bills, Memebers & Votes, etc.
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Econlit
Citations and abstracts for journal articles and some books relating to the field of economics, 1969-present.
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Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law
Covers history, politics and sociology of U.S./Native American relations
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Expanded Academic ASAP
Articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to the humanities, social sciences, and non-technical general sciences, 1980-present.
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FDsys
Access to Congressional bills and reports; public laws and regulations; executive and federal agency documents; a catalog of government publications, and links to government websites.
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GovSearch
A directory of federal, state, municipal and county government personnel, officials, offices and programs.
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Health Reference Center Academic
Journal articles and health-related pamphlets, and entries from selected reference publications relating to health and allied health, 1996-present.
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Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Articles from trade and scholarly journals on all aspects of tourism, 1988-present.
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International Political Science Abstracts
Citations to articles from international political science periodicals, 1951-present.
Also known as: IPSA
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iPOLL
A vast collection of opinion polls.
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LexisNexis Academic
In Firefox, requires v. 21.0 or higher.
Massive database of US and international newspapers; case and statutory law and law reviews; business periodicals, 1980-present.
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Monthly Catalogue of US Government Publication
Provides references for all US government publications from 1895-June 1976. Post-1976 publications indexed here.
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PolicyFile
Full text policy papers from think tanks, research institutes, and agencies.
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Project Muse EBooks
Several hundred online university press books on film, performing arts, and politics and policy, 2012. Downloadable by chapter in pdf.
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ProQuest Congressional
Hearings, bills, laws and legislative histories, committee prints, Congressional Research Service reports, Congressional Record and predecessors, Executive Branch docs to 1932, and the Serial Set.
Also known as: LexisNexis Congressional
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ProQuest Criminal Justice
Articles from 250 criminolgy and related journals, plus dissertations, 1980-present.
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Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials
Reference source about dangerous industrial agents.
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Social Explorer
Maps illustrating Census data from 1790 to 2010, with recent community,religion, and carbon emissions data.
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Social Sciences Abstracts
Citations to journal articles in the social sciences, 1983-present.
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State House News Service
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Twenty-five user sessions per day.
Wire service for Massachusetts state government news.
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Statistics Sources
Lists citations for the sources of statistical information.
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Westlaw Campus Research
Legal encyclopedias, law reviews, and legal treatises; case, statutory, and regulatory law; newspapers and magazines; business data, 1980's-present.
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WestlawNext
Same content as Westlaw Campus Research (see above) with different user interface.
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