Political Science - Articles & Databases

Academic Search Premier is a database with over 3,000 full text journals in nearly all academic areas of study, including political science, history, humanities, education, arts & literature, and ethnic studies. Limit search results to specific source types including newpapers, magazines, trade publications, or scholarly peer reviewed journals.  
Background reports on "hot topics" and current and histroical events from 1923 to present.   Reports include an 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. CQ Researcher is an excellent place to start your research about contemporary issues or to get a topic idea. Service is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
JSTOR presents the complete runs of scholarly journals in a variety of disciplines, including political science.  Also offers eBook content and conference proceedings.  Select Advanced Search for the most search options and to limit results to "political science" topics.  
Covers, Todays, General, Business, Legal, US, World, and Medical News, along with News Wires and Transcripts and Non English News, Biographical Information, Industry & Market information, Country Profiles, State & Federal Cases, Polls & Surveys, State Profiles, World Almanac, Area of Law by Topic, International Legal Materials.
NEWSPAPERS (via ProQuest)  
Indexes, abstracts and/or full-text for major United States newspapers such as: Atlanta Constitution (1985- ), Boston Globe (1985- ), Chicago Tribune (1985- ), Christian Science Monitor (1985- ), Los Angeles Times (1985- ), New York Times (2002- present), Wall Street Journal - Eastern Edition (WSJ) and other national and regional news publications.  
Viewpoint articles explore the pros and cons of controversial and current issues. Information is supported by corresponding reference materials, commentaries and viewpoints, periodical and news articles, primary sources, statistics and multimedia. An excellent resource for essays, debates, and for coming with ideas for a topic.
ProQuest Research Library  
Search periodicals on social science subjects such as anthropology, culture, criminology, political science, social welfare, urban development, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module.
Statista is a statistic portal that integrates data on over 80.000 topics from over 18,000 sources. Data sources include market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.

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