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. Be sure to consult the many useful resources listed
under the area studies pages, including African
American Studies, Near
Eastern Studies, and Russian/Slavic
Studies. You might also wish to consult my list of resources for locating
papers in politics.
ABI Inform (PU only)
A comprehensive index to worldwide business periodicals. Provides
in-depth coverage of business and economic conditions, management
techniques, theory and practice of business, advertising, marketing,
economics, human resources, finance, and taxation.
- 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.
ERIC (PU only)
ERIC is a complete bibliography of education materials featuring published
and unpublished sources of thousands of educational topics, with information
from the index Resources in Education and the Current Index to
Journals in Education.
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.
JSTOR (PU only)
JSTOR is a special collection of academic journals that have been
made available in full text online. The titles covered in JSTOR
range back to the very first issue, but only go forward to about
3-5 years ago. You can browse and search across different subject
areas and journal titles. Note: While
JSTOR is a very useful collection of journals, it is not by any
means comprehensive. Be sure to also search for your topic in the
other article databases listed here.
- 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 more than 1,725 journals in the social and
behavioral sciences. This database covers works published 1956-present,
and is very useful for tracing the chain of citations in social science
literature. Use SSCI to find references to articles that were cited in
a given article, as well as other articles that cite that article.
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 and 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
- StratFor (PU only)
Founded in 1996, StratFor (short for “Strategic Forecasting”) provides
up-to-date geopolitical analysis and forecasts focused on international
political, economic, and security issues.
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.