List of HSU Databases
for
Political Science
(listed in order of relevance)

Specialized Databases Related General Databases Electronic Journals Electronic Books Web Sites
Title Brief description
Specialized Databases Top
SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO) Full Text. Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology and encompasses all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study such as criminology and criminal justice, ethnic and racial studies, marriage and family, social work, and sociological aspects of history, politics, psychology, and religion. Indexes journals, books, conference proceedings and other content.
Congressional Collection (ProQuest) Full Text. Search congressional publications including the Congressional Record, U.S. Code, Statutes at Large, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register and Rules of Congress, plus political news sources, legislative histories, member biographies, committee assignments, voting records and financial data.
CQ Weekly (Direct) Full Text. Contains historic documents andprimary source materials, offers statistical and historical analyses, and features in-depth reporting on vital public policy issues.
CIAO (Direct) Full Text. Delivers legislative news, nonpartisan analysis and in-depth reports on issues before Congress, including the status of bills, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. Includes an archive to 1983.
Original Sources (Direct) Full Text. An extensive collection of original source documents in history, politics and government, philosophy, religion, science and mathematics, language, literature and the social sciences.
Military and Government Collection (EBSCO) Full Text. Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military with full text for nearly 300 periodicals, academic journals and other content.
Government Periodicals Index (ProQuest) Utilizes detailed subject and author indexing to cite a wealth of material published by the United States federal government on a multitude of subjects.
Lexis Nexis Academic (LexisNexis) Full Text. Access over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. News coverage includes back files and current national and regional newspapers, wire services, journals, broadcast transcripts, and international news.
Access World News (Direct) Full Text. Provides Web-based access to current and archived content from more than 2,000 newspaper titles, as well as newswires, transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications.
Global Road Warrior (Direct) Full Text. A comprehensive business travel, telecommunications, and cultural reference database that provides key facts on 175 countries, including information on the people, economy, climate, foreign exchange, local shop, hotel, airport phones and addresses, maps, and local work and social customs.
America: History and Life (EBSCO) Full Text. Indexes literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Provides an international perspective on topics and events through citations, abstracts, and many full text articles and books dated 1955 to presentt.
World History Collection (EBSCO) Full Text. Offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East with full text as far back as 1964. Covers anthropology, art, culture, economics, government, military, politics, and regional issues.
World Almanac (FirstSearch) Full Text. A fundamental reference source which includes Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, World Almanac and Book of Facts, World Almanac of the USA, World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and World Almanac for Kids.
TOPICsearch (EBSCO) Full Text. Current events database for research concerning social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.
Legal Collection (EBSCO) Indexes respected, scholarly peer-reviewed law publications including journals, government documents, and case studies. Some links to full text.
CQ Researcher (Direct) Full Text. Offers original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news, providing in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports go back to 1991, and each offer an introductory overview, background and chronology on the topic, an assessment of the current situation, tables and maps, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and bibliographies of key sources.
Related General Databases Top
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) Full text. Scholarly, multi-disciplinary database covering many areas of academic study including archaeology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, multicultural studies, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
Humanities Source (EBSCO) Offers worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought through full text articles, original works, interviews, book and performance reviews and more, covering all aspects of the humanities including art, communications, history, literature, music, dance and the performing arts, literary and social criticism, philosophy, religion, and many other topics. Remote access with University network account.
JSTOR (Direct) Full Text. An archive of back issues of scholarly journals in the disciplines of the arts, sciences, humanities, business, and mathematics. No current issues.
MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO) Full Text. Contains periodicals covering general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and more. Coverage dates back to 1975 and includes reference works, primary source documents, photos, maps, and images
Article First (FirstSearch) Provides an index of journal articles taken from the table of contents of publications in business, humanities, medicine, popular culture, social sciences, science, and technology.
ECO (FirstSearch) Electronic Collection Online provides bibliographic information for articles from selected scholarly journals covering a broad range of subjects, with links to full text for subscribed content
Electronic Journals Top
HSU Electronic Journals (Direct) Full text. A search interface allowing the user to find full-text journal subscriptions available to the HSU community from any subscribed database. Search by journal title or by subject area
Directory of Open Access Journals (Web) Full text. DOAJ is a comprehensive directory of scientific and scholarly journals, many of which provide free access to full text articles. Covers research in the arts, sciences, literature, law, politics, economics, philosophy, and religion among other topics.
Electronic Books Top
E-books on EBSCOhost (TexShare) Full text. (EBSCO) Full Text. Offers electronic versions of reference, professional and scholarly books (e-books) in a wide variety of subjects. Read the digitized texts page by page or search for specific content.
Web Sites Top
American President (Web) A non-partisan resource on the history and function of the American presidency, offering in-depth information reviewed by prominent scholars on each president and administration and on important public policy issues.
Political Database of the Americas (Web) A project of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University, this database offers full text information on political institutions and processes relating to the strengthening of democracy in the Western Hemisphere.
Find Law (Web) Legal information website offering a mix of resources including cases, statutes, legal news, and professional directories.
Open Jurist (Web) Free access to published Court opinions, including over 600,000 opinions from the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals from the First, Second, and Third series of The Federal Reporter.
Homeland Security Digital Library (Web) The nation's premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management is made available through the Federal Depository at HSU library. Includes key policy documents, presidential directives, strategy documents, research reports and more. No login necessary.
Google Scholar (Web) Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
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