POLI SCI 999: UCDC Social Sciences Seminar

Economics and business databases

  • EconLit
    Scholarly articles on economics, finance and business topics.
  • Business Source Complete
    Scholarly and general articles on business topics.
  • Factiva
    Wall St. Journal and other business news. International coverage.

History databases

Three important databases for research in History.

  • America: History and Life
    Indexes over 2,000 journals published worldwide on the history of the US and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes all key English-language historical journals; selected historical journals from major countries, state, and local history journals; and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Indexes over 2,000 journals, as well as historical book reviews and dissertations, published worldwide about all aspects of world history (excluding US and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
    Includes over 1000 scholarly journals with access to more than 2 million articles. JSTOR does not include the most recent 3-5 years of the journals.

Melvyl has articles

Melvyl has become a good place to start your search for scholarly articles because it displays the contents of some article databases.  While it does not include as many articles as the databases like Academic Search Complete or JSTOR, it is easy to use, because it is a one-stop search.

Within Melvyl you can turn on or turn off specific databases if you find the results aren't relevant.

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Interdisciplinary databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    articles in more than 10,900 journals - scholarly and general articles
  • Project MUSE
    articles from 250 scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
    Includes over 1000 scholarly journals - scholarly -- not current

Peace and Conflict Studies databases

  • PAIS International
    Not just scholarly articles -- also * government documents, * statistical directories, * research reports, * conference reports, * and web sources related to public policy, politics, economics, and social issues worldwide.
  • Sociology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
    articles from 33 scholarly journals in sociology.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    Scholarly -- Abstracts only -- covers political science and related fields: international relations, law and politics, political economy, public administration, and public policy.

Government and public policy

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online). Indexes journals, books, policy briefs, working papers, and conference proceedings from research institutes worldwide related to international affairs analysis and advocacy materials. Also includes links to international affairs Internet sources. 

. The most comprehensive index to scholarly journal articles in economics. It also lists books and dissertations, and indexes articles within 'collective works' (books consisting of collections of essays or individual papers). Most citations include a searchable abstract. 

Elsevier Geography.  Indexes over 2000 journals, monographs, books, conference proceedings, and theses covering the international literature in human geography, as well as international development issues.

PAIS International and PAIS Archive. Indexes books, journals, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, and web sources related to public policy, politics, economics, and social issues worldwide. 

. Index to public policy in the areas of economics, politics, the environment, and social issues, taken from reports from a wide range of thinks tanks, Non-governmental organizations, international governmental organizations, and other institutions worldwide.

Political Science: A SAGE Full-Text Collection. Includes the full-text of 24 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back 24 years.

Pro and Con. Provides full text access to the print publications: Congressional Digest, Supreme Court Debates, and International Debates. Pro and con viewpoints are presented on topics ranging from civil rights, economy, environmental policy, politics and government, and foreign policy.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
.  Indexes books, journals, and dissertations within the field of political science and related to international relations, law and politics, political economy, public administration, and public policy. 


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