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Locating Journal Articles

Below are a list of selected databases, current awareness tools and think tanks you may want to consult.  For a complete listing of political science databases, please go to

 Social Science Citation Index

Social Sciences Citation Index includes bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in over 1,950 social science journals. It covers the social and behavioral sciences, including management, law, and economics.

Academic Search Complete

This multi-disciplinary database includes citations, abstracts, full text, and images.  Its coverage includes articles on social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and more.  It is a good database to use to start your research.

 Proquest Statistical Datasets

If looking for datasets and statistics, use Proquest Statistical Datasets which provides access to 12 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets. You can scan the contents of over 580 datasets, select subjects and variables of interest, and view your data in side-by-side tables and charts.

LexisNexis Congressional Hearings

The LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection (CHDC) provides comprehensive, full-text pdf access to all published and unpublished Congressional hearings held from 1824-2003.  Hearings from 2003-present are available in an html format.

Political Science Journals – Current Table of Contents

Keep abreast of the newest articles being published in the field of political science and public administration.  This site provides table of contents for 35 journals in the discipline.

Political Science Think Tanks -

Put together by the University of Michigan, this guide contains a pretty comprehensive list of think tanks related to political science and public administration.


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