Databases by Subject

Political Sciences

  • A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs with scholarship ranging from university research institutes, NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, conferences proceedings, books, journals and policy briefs.

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  • Individual resources in CQ EL include: CQ Researcher and CQ Voting and Elections Collection.

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  • A complete source for in-depth, analytical reporting on the most current and controversial issues.  Each entry includes a broad overview of the subject, including the historical background and a discussion of the current controversies and initiatives.

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  • Integrates data, authoritative analyses, concise explanations, and historical material to provide a research and reference tool on voting and elections in America.  The KU Libraries' subscription includes access to the data sets.

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  • Authoritative information on current members of Congress as well as detailed state and district information plus information and data on campaign finance, partisan caucuses, standing committees, and other member facts.

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  • Provides access to the world's largest archive of computer-based research and instructional data for the social sciences. Anyone may search the database, however, only KU affiliates may set-up the necessary account to download data. Contact the ICPSR liaison (jamenebk@ku.edu) for more information.

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  • Provides image and full-text online access of core academic journals in a variety of disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The following collections are accessible: Arts and Sciences Collections I-XIV; Business IV; Life Sciences Collection; Public Health Reports, Global Plants, and JSTOR Arts & Sciences XV.

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  • A comprehensive online resource on politics and policy, including selective full-text access to several distinct journals, including: National Journal online & CongressDaily.

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  • Contains references to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more about public policy and work affairs. The archive provides a historical perspective on many of the 20th century's public and social policies. 

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  • Provides online access to abstracts and if available, links to full-text articles on public policy research and analysis from think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers.

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  • Includes both a national and international perspective of political science topics, drawing from scholarly, professional and peer-reviewed sources, and offering considerable full-text content

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  • Provides comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information, including congressional publications and documents, statistics, current members of Congress and congressional committees, and regulatory and statutory information.

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  • Indexes essential areas related to public administration, including public administration research, public administration theory, administration and economy, administration and politics, administration and society, administrative structures and organization, public and social services, and public service personnel.  Coverage dates back to 1964.

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  • Provides easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. Contains over 15,000 thematic and interactive maps, the entire U.S. Census from 1790 to 2000, plus the first 2010 data release. Also includes the American Community Survey through the most current release, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study (RCMS) from 1980 to 2000 with the addition of 2010 and other recent data planned. (Restricted to 5 simultaneous users.)

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  • Abstracts and indexes journals in political science, international relations, law, public administration and policy, including the merged backfile of Political Science Abstracts and ABC POL SCI. Some full-text linking. Coverage 1975 - .

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