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Journal Article Databases - General

When you've reached the point in your research where you're ready to search for journal articles, it's good to start with either WorldCat Local (the search bar on the library home page) or some of the databases below. The list of resources in the second box below are, in most cases, focused on a specific subject area within political science.

  • CPI.Q (Canadian Periodical Index)
    Fulltext of Canadian journals, magazines and newspapers, including The Globe & Mail. [GALE]
  • Google Scholar
    Access Google Scholar through this link. Note you will have to confirm a security certificate
  • GreenFILE
    GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports drawing on the connection between the environment and agriculture, education, law, health and technology. [EBSCO]
  • JSTOR
    The go-to archival database of scholarly journals. Does not provide access to the last four or five years of journal issues.
  • Social Science Research Network
    Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences

Journal Article Databases - Specific

The journal article databases may help you if you already have a specific subject or topic within the political science area.

  • AGRICOLA
    This is the USDA's National Agricultural Library catalog; it indexes books, journals, reports in agriculture. Freely available to the public.
  • ELDIS - Institute of Development Studies
    Development policy practice and research browsable by a wide range of topics. Open access.
  • Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)
    Legislative and judicial legal texts and legal commentaries from federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions.
  • First Nations Profiles
    The First Nation Profiles is a collection of information that describes individual First Nation communities across Canada. general information on a First Nation along with more detailed information about its reserve(s), governance, federal funding, geography, registered population statistics and various Census statistics.
  • Handbook of Latin American Studies
    Index of resources on Latin American Studies with annotated bibliographies. Searchable database.
  • IDRIS+ - IDRC Development Research Information System
    Database of projects from the IDRC since 1970.
  • Military and Government Collection
    Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government for the United States along with some Canadian and international coverage. [EBSCO]
  • Philosopher's Index
    Covers fields of philosophy and related disciplines and features research published since 1940. The publications covered in this comprehensive database hail from 139 countries and appear in 37 languages.
  • Population Index
    Annotated bibliography of world population literature including journal articles and other formats covering 1986-2000.
  • UN-ODS - Official Document System of the United Nations
    All types of official United Nations documentation since 1993.
  • UNdata
    Single search of United Nations statistical data. Can specify topic or country.
  • World Legal Information Institute
    Almost 1000 legal databases from more than 100 countries. The Websearch feature searches over 15,000 law-related websites.
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