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InfoTrac Newsstand

Gale's InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. It includes The New York Times from 1985 – present, selective historic full text from 18 North Carolina based newspapers, and selective current full text to another 15 North Carolina newspapers.

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Contains ,ore than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. It includes The New York Times from 1985 – present, and covers many local North Carolina newspapers
ProQuest Newsstand

Provides access to the full text of over 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from throughout the world.  The database includes backfiles for most newspapers, providing access to articles, columns, editorials, obituaries and features published in each paper. Major newspapers include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian and many other international, national and regional titles.  Comparable to EBSCOhost Newspaper Source Plus.

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Provides access to the full text of over 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from throughout the world. Major newspapers include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian and many other international, national and regional titles.
New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Digital archive for the New York Times dating back to 1851. An excellent database for history. For online access to recent New York Times articles, use InfoTrac Newsstand.

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Digital archive for the New York Times provides coverage from approximately three weeks ago back to 1851.
LexisNexis Academic

News, business, communication studies, criminology, foreign languages and literatures, legal and reference information.

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Provides access to global news sources, including print newspapers, and broadcast transcripts (both radio and television).

Citing Sources Using APSA

APSA Style Manual for Political Science

Offical style manual for political science, published in 2006.

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Guide to APSA Style Basics

Helpful guide from the Meriam Library at Cal State University, Chico.

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Data Sources

DataPlace

Housing and demographic data source for communities, regions, and the nation.

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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

Leading professional association for the study of political science.

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Center for Democracy & Technology

CDT describes itself as "a champion of global online civil liberties and human rights, dedicated to driving policy outcomes that keep the Internet open, innovative, and free."

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Center for Voting and Democracy

FairVote "seeks to make representative democracy fair, functional, and representative by developing the analysis and educational tools necessary for our reform partners to secure and sustain improvements to American elections.

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Think Tanks

Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC.

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Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is a think tank "dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace."

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Center for Law and Social Policy

CLASP seeks to improve the lives of low-income people.

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

CBPP pursues "federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways."

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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

The mission of the Heritage Foundation is to "formulate and promote 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

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

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

World constitutions.

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Government of Canada

Website for 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.

ProQuest Political Science

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. In addition, over a thousand recent full-text doctoral dissertations on political science topics are included, together with working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources. Part of ProQuest Central.

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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

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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CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in public and international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. 

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LexisNexis Academic

News, business, communication studies, criminology, foreign languages and literatures, legal and reference information.

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ProQuest Social Science Journals

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

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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LexisNexis Academic

News, business, communication studies, criminology, foreign languages and literatures, legal and reference information.

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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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Polling the Nations

Public opinion polls.

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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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