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Top databases for political science research articles
Publication coverage: 1919 - present
Provides abstracts, indexing and full text coverage of scholarly journal articles, country reports, dissertations, think-tank reports, working papers, and government documents.
Publication coverage: 1966 to present. Multidisciplinary across the social sciences and sciences.
Publication coverage: 1971-present
Economics, business conditions, trends, corporate strategies, and tactics.
Publication Coverage: 1982 - present
Canadian Business and Current Affairs
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Canadian Research Index
Publication Coverage: 1982-present.
Tracks Canadian government and research publications including books and annual reports from federal, provincial, and municipal departments and agencies, scientific and technical reports issued by research institutes, and government laboratories, and Parliamentary Committee reports.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
1991 - present
Papers, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs relating to international affairs.
Dissertations & Theses Global
Full text availability circa 1997. Each dissertation published since July, 1980 includes an abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include abstracts. Simple citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637.
1970 - present.
Includes academic/peer-reviewed journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles, government and non-governmental organization reports, and more.
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
Publication coverage rom 1951 to present.
Tracks material from around the world in the areas of political science, cultural studies, demography, economics, and more.
International Studies Online
Features 6 peer reviewed journals:
International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, International Studies Perspectives, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Political Sociology, Journal of Global Security Studies, International Interactions.
Publication Coverage: 1800s to embargoed year (typically 3-5). An archive of humanities and social science disciplines.
Publication Coverage: 1915 - present.
Public Affairs Information Service tracks government and non-governmental reports from various countries.
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