Political Science/Public Affairs/International Affairs/International Relations

  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers (Gale)

    Jurisdiction: UK


    Contains full runs of 48 influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of 19th century British society.

    Includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

    Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule.  The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: 19th Century British Library Newspapers

  • Academic Search Complete and Premier (EBSCO)

    Jurisdiction: Various


    Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, providing access to more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals.

    In addition to full text, offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

    Features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Academic Search Complete

    Coverage: Various - see Catalogue record

  • APAFT: Australian Public Affairs – Full Text (Informit)

    Jurisdiction: Australia


    Indexing and full text database that provides Internet access to the scanned images of journal articles from published material on the social sciences and humanities.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: APAFT

    Coverage: Index: 1978+, Full-Text: 1995+

  • APAIS (Australian Public Affairs Information Service) (Informit)

    Jurisdiction: Australia


    Bibliographic database that indexes articles from published material on the social sciences and humanities from 1978 onwards.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: APAIS

    Coverage: 1978+

  • Australian Politics LibGuide

    Jurisdiction: Australia


    This guide is intended to consolidate some information sources which may be useful to students studying issues in the field of Australian politics.  It draws together useful subscription databases, websites, news sources, on-line government documents and some opinion poll resources.

    Access: Access via LibGuide website

    Link: Australian Politics LibGuide

  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)

    Jurisdiction: Various


    Comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.

    Includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional paper series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, conference proceedings, policy briefs, full text books and journals, as well as teaching materials such as case studies and course packs of background readings on such topics as terrorism and human rights.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: CIAO

    Coverage: 1991+

  • Europa World Plus (Routledge) Listed in the Catalogue as Europa World: The Europa World Year Book Online

    Jurisdiction: Southern Africa, Far East, Australasia


    Offers detailed commentary on events in the region, in both their historical and contemporary context, in 2010–11.  Includes some indigenous material within the country profiles, as well as comparative statistics, and information on international organisations.  For example, comparative stats can be obtained on the following: Area & Population, Health & Welfare, Agriculture, Industry, Finance, External Trade, and Education.

    Presents political and economic information on countries and territories as well as international organizations.  Features statistical data and directories, and extensive coverage of international organizations active in the Far East and Australasia, together with background information on the major commodities of Asia and the Pacific, detailed listings of research institutes studying the region, and comprehensive bibliographies of books and periodicals.

    In-depth study of political and economic developments in the countries and territories of the Asia-Pacific region is complemented by a series of articles, commissioned from specialist authors and researchers, focusing on topics of particular regional and sub-regional significance.

    The subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Europa World Plus

    Coverage: 2003+

  • Foreign & International Law Resources Database (FILRD) (Hein)

    Jurisdiction: Various


    Offers in-depth coverage of publications from the American Society of International Law and the prominent Yearbooks from around the world, as well as the Hague Permanent Court of International Justice series and the publications of dozens of other highly-respected publishers.

    Part 1 will include International Yearbooks and Serials; Part 2 contains U.S. Law Digests; Part 3 consists of International Tribunals and Judicial Decisions; and, Part 4 includes other significant works relating to foreign and international law.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Foreign & International Law Resources Database, Part 1: International Yearbooks and Periodicals

  • Martinus Nijhoff Online (Brill)

    Jurisdiction: Various


    1. E-Books – Human Rights & Humanitarian Law Collection:

    - Covers: Human Rights, Refugee Law, Immigration Law, Health Law, Children's Rights, Minority and Group Rights, Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law.

    - The International Law collection covers: Public International Law, Law of the Sea, International Trade Law, International Labour Law, Environmental Law, European Law, International Relations, International Organizations, Terrorism, Legal History, Islamic Law. 

    2. Hague Academy Collected Courses Online:

    - The complete collection of course material of The Hague Academy, the international institution for the study and teaching of Public and Private International Law and related subjects.

    - The courses deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the problems arising from international relations in the field of law, including legislation and case law.

    - Now over 330 volumes, spanning 80 years of International Law development and research. English/French interface.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: E-Books: Human Rights & Humanitarian Law Collection, Hague Academy Collected Courses Online, Martinus Nijhoff Online

  • PAIS (ProQuest XML)

    Jurisdiction: Various


    Formerly PAIS International

    Contains references to more than 460,000 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more.

    Formerly PAIS Archive

    Comprises a retrospective conversion of the PAIS Annual Cumulated Bulletin, Volumes 1-62, published 1915-1976.

    Contains over 1.23 million records.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: PAIS

    Coverage: Incorporates the PAIS current file 1972+, and the Archive 1915-1976

  • Political Database of the Americas (PDBA)

    Jurisdiction: North & South America


    Offers centralized and systematized information about institutions and political processes, national constitutions, branches of government, elections, political constitutional studies and other subjects related to the strengthening of democracy in the region.

    More than 1,500 pages of information.  Classified according to the following themes:

    - Political Constitutions & Comparative Constitutional Studies

    - Executive Branch

    - Legislative Branch

    - Judicial Branch

    - Electoral Data and Systems

    - Political Parties

    - Decentralization and Local Governance

    - Democracy and Citizen Security

    - Indigenous Peoples, Democracy and Political Participation

    - Civil Society

    Offers information about the following countries:

    Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Grenada; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Dominican Republic; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Uruguay; United States of America; and Venezuela.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: PDBA

  • Political Science Complete (PSC) (EBSCO)

    Jurisdiction: Various


    PSC has a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.

    Provides full text for more than 520 journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles, (including top-ranked scholarly journals), many of which are unique to the product.

    Features over 340 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 36,000 full-text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Political Science Complete

  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (ProQuest XML)

    Jurisdiction: Various


    Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.

    Provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500+ serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers.

    Access: Access via Catalogue

    Link: Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

    Coverage: 1975+