In addition to the main
Politics databases we've already discussed, there are several other
databases that are useful for locating journal articles, book chapters,
working papers, etc.
America: History & Life (PU only)
Indexes books and journal articles on the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the
present. Covers works published 1954-present.
- CIAO - Columbia International
Affairs Online (PU only)
CIAO publishes online a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, NGO occasional papers, foundation-funded research projects, conference proceedings, books, journals, and policy briefs.
EconLit (PU only)
Provides citations and selected abstracts of journal articles, books, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings and book reviews dating back to 1969. Covers topics including regional and international economics, urban economics, economic development, fiscal and monetary theory, business and public finance.
Historical Abstracts (PU only)
This database has long been recognized as the leading bibliography providing unmatched coverage of world history (excluding North America) dealing with time periods from 1450 to the present. It covers approximately 2,000 journals, as well as books and dissertations published worldwide since the mid 1950s in history and related areas, including anthropology, genealogy, multicultural studies, political science, and sociology.
JOLIS Library Catalog
JOLIS is the joint library network catalog of the 13 World Bank and International Monetary Fund libraries in Washington, DC, and provides detailed coverage of literature in the fields of international economics, development, and finance. This catalog includes references to books, journal titles, journal articles, working papers, conference proceedings, and technical reports, with links to full-text items when available.
Lexis Nexis Congressional (PU only)
A web-based indexing and abstracting service for Congressional publications
including hearings, committee prints, reports, House and Senate documents,
and public laws. It includes the full text and status of recent bills,
selected testimony, regulations, and full-text access to the Congressional
Record. L-N Congressional is the web equivalent to the print CIS
Index located in the SSRC. This database provides indexing for the
corresponding CIS microfiche sets located in Microform Services on Level
C in Firestone.
- Policyfile (PU only)
Provides indexing and abstracts of research publications addressing the complete range of public policy research. PolicyFile draws its content from public policy think tanks, university research programs, research organizations, and trade publishers. The database consists of over 50,000 abstracts dating from 1990 to present, with some full-text where available and links to organizational home pages.
- RAND Publications
A nonprofit public policy research institution established after World
War II to study national security, in the 1960s RAND added domestic
policy problems to its research agenda. Current areas of research and
analysis include national defense, education and training, health care,
criminal and civil justice, labor and population, science and technology,
community development, international relations, and regional studies.
The publications database goes back to 1946, with online versions of
many documents available generally as of 1998. See the RAND
Publications Research Guide for more help in locating RAND publications
held in Princeton libraries.
Social Sciences Citation Index (PU only)
Multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. Indexes more than 1,725 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Useful for cited reference searches. Covers works published 1956-present.
Sociological Abstracts (PU only)
Indexing and abstracting of the world's literature in sociology and related disciplines, both theoretical and applied. Covers 2,500 journals, conference papers, dissertations, and book reviews. Includes materials in 30 languages. Covers works published 1963-present.
- SourceOECD (PU only)
This is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The database contains all the OECD's monographs, reports, and periodicals published from 1998 onwards, as well as the OECD's statistical databases. The books and reports are gathered into 20 thematic collections. The interface for SourceOECD can be somewhat difficult to navigate, so if you have trouble be sure to consult the staff at the Social Science Reference Center for help. Many earlier OECD publications are held in Firestone.
- World Bank
e-Library (PU only)
A full-text database of over 1,200 World Bank titles, including each new book as it is published. The publications are searchable by broad subject or by geographic regions.