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Political Science

Main Databases for Articles and Secondary Literature

Other Relevant Databases

These databases contain secondary literature on different areas and topics in the social sciences. If your research topic encompasses different perspectives, these may be helpful to search.

Area Studies

Legal Studies

  • GlobaLex
    Guides to international legal research. Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law. Highly recommended!
  • Constitutional Documents International Constitutional Law Project
    Constitutions of the world's countries.
  • EUR-Lex
    Official journal of the European Union; EU treaties, legislation, case-law, and legislative proposals.
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (Ovid)
    Access to legal literature worldwide, covering all forms of foreign (non-Anglo-American) law.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals & Books (Wilson)
    Indexes articles from the most important legal periodicals and law books.
    Online legal library of UK, EU and Irish case law from 1163 to the present.
  • LegalTrac (Gale)
    Index to Canadian and American legal literature.
  • Nexis Uni
    Legal information, international news and business information.
  • PARLIT Database (Inter-Parliamentary Union)
    Parliamentary law and practice index.
  • United Nations Treaty Collection
    Includes League of Nations and UN Treaty Series.

International Security

International Organizations

  • AccessUN (Readex)
    Indexes UN documents and publications from 1946-present.
  • United Nations Official Documents (ODS)
    Full-text U.N. masthead documents from 1993-present, and resolutions from 1946-present.
  • United Nations Bibliographic Information System (UNBISNET)
    Catalogue of United Nations(UN) documents and publications indexed by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva. Also included are Voting Records and Indexes to Speeches.
  • Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE)
    Contains 15,000+ documents on the historical and institutional development of the European Union from 1945 to the present day. Includes photos, audio and video clips, posters and cartoons, maps, news articles, personal correspondence, government documents, and more.
  • MyiLibrary
    E-book collection of publications from international governmental organizations (International Labor Organization, International Organization for Migration, UN AIDS, WHO)
  • NBER Working Papers (National Bureau of Economic Research)
    Economic policy working papers.
  • OECD iLibrary (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
    OECD publications and policy research working papers.
  • World Bank e-Library
    World Bank publications and policy research working papers.

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