Political Science Resources

Recommended Resources

Contains scholarly articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, policy briefs, and white papers focused on international affairs.

Contains full text encyclopedias, directories, handbooks, and guides in political science.

Offers reports on key issues in the U.S.Congress from 1923 to the present. Includes a searchable archive by keyword, date, or subject.

Indexes articles related to political institutions, international law and politics, public policy, public administration, political theory, and political economics. Indexes sources from 1975 to the present.

Other Resources

This principal resource for citations of articles and books on the history and culture of the United States and Canada includes some full text.

Presents the digitized edition of legislative and executive documents of the U.S.Congress from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Presents periodicals, diaries, photographs, and other materials relating to British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people, and tourists in China.

Contains full text of CQ Researcher reports, CQ Weekly (bills and legislative actions)as well as reference works on politics, commerce, and the U.S. Congress.

Offers citations, abstracts, and full text articles in scholarly journals on crime trends, prevention and deterrence, juveniles, police, courts,and sentencing.

Covers criminal justice, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, corrections, penology, policing, forensic psychology, as well as family and domestic violence.

Includes academic freely available ebooks.

Searches multiple U.S. Federal Government databases that retrieve reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.

Covers the field of homeland security, which includes topics such as terrorism, public health, borders and immigration, intelligence, civil liberties, weapons and the military.

Archives social science data that includes aging, child care, criminal justice, demography, education, political science as well as public and mental health.

Contains full text scholarly and peer-reviewed articles covering all areas of law.

Includes full text sources for regional, national, and international newspapers as well as business, legal, and medical publications, and also, government documents.

Comprised of full text magazine and newspaper articles on national/international policy and politics, public administration, political science, international relationships, national and global security, law enforcement, and the military branches.

Provides full text access to books, journals, and statistical databases produced by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) online library of statistical databases, books, and periodicals. Replaces SourceOECD.

Includes scholarly bibliographies that provide research guidance in several topical areas. Our current subscriptions area Atlantic history, classics, Jewish studies, Islamic studies, Medieval studies, Renaissance and Reformation, British and Irish literature, cinema and media studies, education, communication, linguistics, philosophy, public health, childhood studies, and social work. 

Contains full text Oxford University Press handbooks on topics in the fields of business, management,  philosophy, political science, and religion. Handbooks provide overview, background, historical synthesis and reference lists.

Covers public affairs, public and social policy, and international relations. Includes national and international journal articles, books, government documents, statistics, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, microfiche, and pertinent web sites.

Contains citations and full text to U.S. legislative information from 1970 to the present, with additional coverage of Congressional hearings from 1824 to 1979.

Maintains public opinion survey results from U.S. academic, commercial, and media opinion surveys. Also includes international data. 

Maintains abstracts and datasets for public opinion survey results from U.S. academic, commercial, and media opinion surveys. Download of datasets from Roper require that users create an account using a PSU email address.

Contains full text, Sage research methods books, handbooks, and encyclopedias. Includes videos and interactive mapping tools.

Features academic networks for many disciplines in the social sciences. Includes a database with abstracts of scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers.  Also includes a paper collection of full-text documents.

Contains state-level historical data for the areas of agriculture, crime and law enforcement, defense, economy, education, employment and labor, energy and environment, geography, government finances, health, households and housing, population, social welfare as well as transportation.

Provides full text access to Taylor and Francis selected titles from Taylor and Francis and Routledge.

Archives reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives from 1817-1994.

Maintains citation searching for high impact research journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

An archive of international news translated into English. It includes foreign newspaper articles, broadcast transcripts and datelines from 130 countries.

Features videos and  full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the early twentieth century.