Public and International Affairs

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Popular Newspaper Resources

New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Digital archive for the New York Times dating back to 1851. An excellent database for history, including full-text and full-image articles. For most dates, the collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF files. For access to recent issues, go to the New York Times online or search US Newsstream.

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Times (London) Digital Archive

The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2006 makes 221 years of this highly regarded resource available for students and researchers of 19th-, 20th-, and early 21st-century history, literature, culture, business, art, art history, architecture, and more. Every complete page of every issue is full-text searchable — every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image and advertisement.

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International Newsstream

International Newsstream provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada, with archives which stretch back decades featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. ProQuest International Newsstream provides information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers, including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications.

Part of ProQuest Central.

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Historical Newspapers

This collection of historical newspapers provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Includes:

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Citing Sources Using APSA

APSA Style Manual for Political Science

The American Political Science Association's style guide for writing in the political science discipline and for APSA journals.

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Data Sources

ICPSR (Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, including a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminology, criminal justice, social work, sociology, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

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North Carolina State Data Center

Data about the state of North Carolina.

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Associations and Organizations

American Political Science Association

Homepage of the American Political Science Assocation. Provides resources related to political science like employment, publications, and membership.

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Center for Democracy & Technology

Organization that supports and pushes for technology policies that put rights of the individual first.

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FairVote

Nonpartisan organization that champions electoral reforms giving voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy for all Americans.

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Think Tanks

Brookings Institution

Nonprofit public organization based in Washington, DC dedicated to researching public issues related to economics, politics, and foreign policy.

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Cato Institute

Public policy organization, or "think tank" that does bipartisan research of policy issues related to free markets, limited government, individual liberty, and peace.

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Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Nonpartisan and anti-poverty nonprofit advancing policy solutions for low-income people. Develops strategies for reducing poverty, promoting economic opportunity, and addressing barriers faced by people of color.

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Nonpartisan research and policy institute that pursues federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality, and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways. Applies expertise in budget, tax issues, and in programs and policies that help low-income people in order to help inform debates and achieve better policy outcomes.

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RAND Corporation

A "research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous."

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Heritage Foundation

Think tank organization dedicated to "formulating and promoting conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense."

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Migration Information Source (MPI)

The online journal of the Migration Policy Institute.

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Public Agenda

This non-partisan website helps citizens to understand crtiical policy issues and helps leaders understand the public's point of view.

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Urban Institute

"Urban's mission is to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions through economic and social policy research."

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International Affairs Organizations and Foreign Governments

Asia Society: Policy

Asia Society is an educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.

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Constitution Finder

Resource for accessing constitutions in other countries. Most are provided in English.

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Government of Canada

Official website for the Canadian government.

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Institute for War & Peace Reporting

IWPR supports local reporters, citizen journalists, and civil society activists in three dozen countries in conflict, crisis, and transition around the world.

 
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LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center

Internet portal for Latin American Studies content.

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United Kingdom Parliament

Official website for UK Parliament.

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United Nations

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.

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Recommended Databases

Looking for articles on a topic related to Public and International Affairs? Search in the recommended databases listed below.

Political Science Database

Covers the literature of political science and international relations, including such topics as comparative politics, political economy, international development, environmental policy, and hundreds of related topics. This database provides access to hundreds of leading political science and international relations journals, providing full-text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

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Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

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

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Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, art history, creative writing, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, religion, theatre, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.

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JSTOR

Archive of selected scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences.

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Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS)

The Public Affairs Information Services database provides information on business, public and international affairs, public and social policies and international relations. PAIS includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world.

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Social Science Database

This database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology. Includes over 1000 titles, with the majority available in full text. Part of ProQuest Central.

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Sage Journals Online

Communication Studies, Criminology, Computer Science, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Humanities, Science and Technology, and Social Work. Includes Sage Journals Backfiles 1999-2009.

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More Databases for Public and International Affairs

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts on the Web is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations, social work, and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional.

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Current Digest of the Russian Press

The Current Digest provides comprehensive coverage of national news, current events, economic developments and cultural events in Russia.

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Digital National Security Archive - (DNSA)

This resource consists of expertly curated, and meticulously indexed, declassified government documents covering U.S. policy toward critical world events – including their military, intelligence, diplomatic and human rights dimensions – from 1945 to the present.

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Historical Statistics of the United States

This five-volume reference work reflects thirty years of new data and scholarship. Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field.

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Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

Offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences—including anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, family studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, law, music, performing arts, theatre and much more.

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts (NCJRS)

Database of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts with summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications.

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Nations of the World (nations and associated jurisdictions)

Full text of laws, regulations and court decisions for different nations of the world.

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

57,000+ biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond. From the earliest times to the year 2000.

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Statistical Abstract of the United States

The Statistical Abstract is the best known and most popular single source of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This database is designed to serve as a convenient, easy-to-use statistical reference source and as a guide to statistical publications and sources.

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UNdata

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has launched an internet-based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point from which users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN System.

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World Development Indicators Online

World Development Indicators Online, published by the World Bank, is a comprehensive database of development information covering more than 575 indicators, 225 countries, and 18 regional and income groups. The extensive collection includes data on population, income, social, economic, financial, natural resources and environmental indicators from 1960 onwards.

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World FactBook

Database of country profiles produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

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WorldCat.org

Free version of WorldCat. The world's largest network of library content and services, WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.

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Public and International Affairs Librarian

Kiana
Webster
Social Sciences Librarian
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