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Political Science and International Affairs

Political Science Complete (EBSCO)
Provides full text for more than 520 journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles, (including top-ranked scholarly journals).

Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)
Provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the social sciences, including major scholarly political science and international affairs journals.

Online repository of data sets from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.

18th century - present
Many articles published in the last 5 years are not available due to JSTOR's Moving Wall embargo.
For current articles, use Political Science Complete.

Annual Review of Political Science
Covers significant developments in the field of Political Science including political theory and philosophy, international relations, political economy, political behavior, American and comparative politics, public administration and policy, and methodology.

American History in Video 
5,752 videos, including commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and documentaries

Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
Full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing access to essential, often overlooked perspectives.

GenderWatch (ProQuest)
Journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, NGO reports, government documents. 1970-present.

America: History and Life with Full Text (EBSCO)
U.S. and Canadian history

Historical Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)
World history, excluding the United States and Canada, from 1450 to the present

Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Speech, communication, media and journalism, articles as early as 1915 to the present


Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective (EBSCO)
Content from 1907-1984
Offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences with high-quality indexing of more than 1,300,000 articles in nearly 1,100 periodicals, dating as far back as 1907, as well as citations of over 240,000 book reviews

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)
All subject areas, including country reports, biographies, historical primary documents, and an image gallery, from 1985 to the present

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO)
All branches of the military and government, 1995-present

Peace Research Abstracts (EBSCO)
Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies in History

Nexis Uni (LexisNexis Academic)
In addition to find newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, Nexis Uni is a great place to search for court cases and law reviews.

National Security Archive
Collections of declassified primary documents in foreign affairs and domestic politics obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by journalists and scholars


Finding Journals

Find an article and wonder if Simpson Library has access to the journal?


Ready, D. D. (2010). Socioeconomic disadvantage, school attendance, and early cognitive development: The differential effects of school exposure. Sociology of Education, 83(4), 271-286.

Sociology of Education is the title of the journal in which this article was published. This article is published in Volume 83, Issue 4, from 2010.

You need to use the library's Journal Search and type in the title of the journal (Sociology of Education), not the title of the article.

Once you find the journal, you will need to see if which database includes the volume / year of the article you want to find.


Current and Recent News

Includes the last 2 weeks of major American newspapers such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and USA Today.

Nexis Uni
Use it to find newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, company profiles, court cases.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
1999-present. National and international newspapers; television and radio news transcripts

Historical Newspapers

Available through ProQuest

American Periodicals Series Online

New York Times (ProQuest)

Washington Post (ProQuest)

Chicago Tribune (ProQuest)


See also: UMW LibGuide for finding Newspaper Articles