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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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Congressional Record Daily Edition
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. At the end of each daily issue is the "Daily Digest," which summarizes the day's floor and committee activities.
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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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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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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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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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A vast collection of opinion polls.
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JSTOR Sustainability
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Digital library of academic research covering issues of environmental stress and human security.
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LexisNexis Academic
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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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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
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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Same content as Westlaw Campus Research (see above) with different user interface.
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