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Political Science Complete Citations and abstracts to political science literature, 1975 to present.
Fusion Search, in one place, the majority of the library and books and articles.

See also Gleeson Library's Research Sources for Politics and list of databases by subject area.


  If there is a book you want that’s checked out or that the library doesn’t own, check to see if it’s available on Link+. Items requested via Link+ arrive in approximately 4 days. This service is free!


Ethnic News Watch Full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press.
Access World News Full-text news from around the world.
LexisNexis Academic  Full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.

To search for news from a specific country or state, try the following strategy:

  • Choose “Sources” link on side of page. Then choose "Browse Sources"
  • Step 1: select "By Publication Type"
  • Step 2: For “Filter by Country” select your country or region
  • Step 3: For “Publication Type” select “News" or "General News Sources"
  • Open file folders and check the boxes of the publications you want to search.
  • When you’re done selecting sources, click on the red "Ok-Continue" button.

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