The Politics Collection provides access to renowned databases such as the PAIS Index and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, covering the international literature in political science and public administration/policy, along with related fields. Together, they provide abstracts, indexing, and full-text coverage of journal articles, country reports, dissertations, think tank reports, working papers, government documents, and more, including full text from many leading political science and international relations journals.
The collection gives researchers one place to search and find a wealth of relevant records in political science without being overwhelmed by content in unrelated disciplines.
In addition to full-text journal articles, users can access fresh insights in conference proceedings and working papers, leading analysis in reports, and in-depth scholarly material found in dissertations, offering an international perspective from leading and emerging academics, policy makers, and think tanks.
This value-for-money political science resource is easy for librarians to promote and provide training for and therefore increases usage.
Policy File Index indexes and links to the output of hundreds of think tanks and similar organizations. It is the only place where all of the reports from the world’s leading think tanks can be searched and found in one place.
The collection gives researchers a global perspective, as a majority of the titles are published outside of North America. In addition, 20 percent of the content is published in languages other than English.
The collection offers an historic bibliography back to 1915 (PAIS Archive), enabling researchers to trace political themes, topics, policies, and developments over most of the 20th century.