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Library Resources for GVPT Students

guide to government & politics research

Core Databases for Government and Politics Research

Databases are subscription resources that bring journal articles, book chapters, books, research reports, dissertations and other types of materials from a variety of sources into one place with a sophisticated search engine.

The databases listed below are core Government and Politics databases. But, there are many other databases to use depending on the focus of your research. Locate additional databases by browsing the Databases by Type or Subject.  

Databases from the same vendor/publisher should be searched together to weed out duplicate materials. See the tab: Searching Multiple Databases. 
For example, the following databases are all Ebscohost databases and can be searched together.
Academic Search Premier
America: History and Life with Full-Text
Historical Abstracts Full Text
International Political Science Abstracts
Military and Government Collection
Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
Business Source Complete
Once in one database, click on - choose databases (upper right) to add more databases to your search.

The following databases are Proquest databases and can be searched together.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Dissertations & Theses: Full Text
Once in one database, click on - databases (top) to add more databases.


Remember - for the Ebsco and ProQuest databases -get into one databse and then add others. Listed below is one databse from ebsco (Aademic Search Ultimate) and one database from Proquest (PAIS)