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Scholarly Articles

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Restricted Resource
Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.
PAIS International Restricted Resource
1915-present. Index of scholarly and non-scholarly articles, books, government documents, reports, and more, covering global public policy and social issues, from the Public Affairs Information Service.
Index Islamicus Restricted Resource
1906-present. International bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world, including history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages, and literatures.
ATLA Religion Database Restricted Resource
1949-present. Covers religious and theological scholarship in over a thousand international journals and 14,000 multi-author works.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text Restricted Resource
Covers world history after 1450, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Includes articles from over 2,000 journals, books, collections, and dissertations and offers full-text access to many resources.
HeinOnline Academic Core Collections Restricted Resource
A large collection of full-text legal and government publications both current and historical, covering United States Federal and State law, foreign and international law, legal classics, law journals, treaties, case law, and much more.

Library Catalogs

Center for Research Libraries
CRL is a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves a variety of hard-to-find documents, including newspapers from around the world.
WorldCat Local
Search engine for books, videos, archival materials, electronic resources, and more owned by Grinnell College and over 72,000 libraries around the world.
New Library of Alexandria (Egypt)
Access to digitized books, photographs, audio files, and more, primarily in Arabic.

Data and Statistics

ICPSR Resource contains quantitative data
The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains and provides access to the world's largest archive of raw data sets in the social sciences. Before downloading data, you will be prompted to create a MyData account. You must be on campus to create this account. As long as you log in to your MyData account from an on-campus computer at least every 6 months, you will also be able to download data while you are off campus.
Arab Barometer
Download raw survey data from the Arab Barometer, a series of public opinion surveys conducted in numerous Middle Eastern and North African countries 2006-present. Includes questions about democracy, governmental corruption, gender relations, religiosity, relations with foreign countries, and more.

Polling the Nations Restricted Resource
Compiles surveys conducted by hundreds of polling organizations in the United States and more than 80 other countries from 1986 to the present. Each of the records reports a question asked, the percentage of respondents who gave each answer, and some information about the sample and survey methodology. The raw data is NOT available from this source; for some surveys, you may be able to find raw data through ICPSR or another source.

Reference Resources

Political Handbook of the World
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor JF37 .P61
Detailed overview of the politics and governments of every country in the world. Current edition in reference; older editions back to 1977 on the second floor.

Government Information

Law Library of Congress's Guide to Law Online
Annotated links to reliable online information about U.S., foreign and international law.
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