Library Guide for POLS 3083 - Scope and Methods of Political Science

The NSU Library provides several online databases that are useful for finding journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on political science topics. Below is a list containing descriptions of these databases, as well as links to these online resources.

ABI/Inform and the New York Times (ProQuest)
ABI/Inform is a magazine/journal article database that indexes several thousand professional and popular periodical articles dealing with contemporary and historical political science issues from around the world, including the United States. The New York Times portion this ProQuest database provides full text coverage of all newspaper articles published by this periodical since 1851.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
Academic Search Premier covers 543 professional and popular political science periodical titles. This includes periodicals focusing on issues pertaining to U.S. and international politics. The database also indexes a number of conference papers related to political science subjects. Many of the items found in Academic Search Premier are available in full text.

America: History & Life (EBSCOhost)
America: History & Life indexes more than 12,000 articles on a variety political science topics. Although this database is designed to cover U.S. and Canadian history topics, many of the articles concern contemporary issues.

JSTOR indexes 105 professional political science journals. Many of the articles found in these journals are also available in full text on JSTOR.

NewsBank provides full text coverage for many newspapers and news sources published in all 50 states.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOhost)
Newspaper Source Plus provides full text coverage for hundreds of U.S. and international newspapers and other news sources.

Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCOhost)
This general social sciences database indexes a large number of of political science articles found in professional journals and popular magazines. Many of the articles are provided in full text.


Serials Solutions (E-journals by Title)
Serials Solutions is designed to help you locate the full text version of an article that you have found cited on a database that does not provide the article in full text.

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