Key Databases

CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Provides bibliographic information and abstracts to articles in over 1000 journals related to political science.

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Coverage:
1975 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PAIS International/PAIS Archive

PAIS International provides references to books, journal articles, government documents, and privately published research reports on almost any topic that has a public affairs dimension. It is international in coverage. Coverage begins with 1972 but the PAIS Archive extends coverage back to 1915.

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Coverage:
1915 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JSTOR

Image backfiles of journals in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences I through X, Arts & Sciences XII; Life Sciences, Iberoamerica and JSTOR Asia collection.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
OECD Statistics

OECD Statistics provides online access to all OECD's published data, irrespective of format. It includes the dynamic interactive databases, as well as the statistical annuals and periodicals in PDF format, and their related tables in XLS, PDF and HTML.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JSTOR Security Studies

Image backfiles of journals in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences I through X, Arts & Sciences XII; Life Sciences, Iberoamerica and JSTOR Asia collection.The JSTOR Security Studies collection gathers academic and policy research on international and national security problems and foreign policy issues from a global perspective.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II

Primary sources documenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered people's history. Fully searchable periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, correspondence, an international selection of posters, and other primary source LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II provides coverage of underrepresented communities. Part II series highlights often-excluded groups—even within the LGBTQ community—and enables users to draw new connections across the development of LGBTQ culture and activism.

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Coverage:
Primary sources from 1940 to date
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Africa-Wide: NiPAD [via EBSCO]

A combination of files from Africa, Europe and the USA for the study of Africa. The database is a gateway to a wide array of important bibliographies, indexes and databases focusing on information to support The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Topics include politics, history, economics, business, mining, natural sciences, environment, development, social issues, anthropology, literature, language, law, music, tourism and much more. Sources include book citations, periodicals and magazine articles, radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, pamphlets, maps, reports, theses, music recordings and much more.

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Coverage:
Nineteenth century to the present
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
Limited to one concurrent user
Alt-PressWatch

Alt-PressWatch is a full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. Includes critical perspectives on local and international issues confronting contemporary society within a broad spectrum of subject areas. The database offers free text searching and complete indexing. It is a current and retrospective collection and it provides viewpoints and perspectives to complement and challenge the coverage of the mainstream media.

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Coverage:
1988 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to two concurrent users
Alternative Press Index Archive

Guide to alternative sources of information including radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazine. Coverage is international and interdisciplinary.

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Coverage:
1969 - 1990
Updated:
Archive is complete.
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I

Online, full-text access to approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Rare and unique content from newsletters, papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more. Global in scope, Part I: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 features historical documents published in more than 35 countries, with over 15 languages represented. Themes covered include: Gay & LGBT Alliances, History of HIV & Aids, LGBT History, LGBTQ Rights Movement Documents are sourced from top libraries and archives, including:GLBT Historical Society, New York Public Library Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation, Inc., the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and the National Library of Medicine (United States).ritish Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics Women's Energy Bank and others.

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Coverage:
Primary sources from 1940 to date
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. More than 500,000 records generated since July 1976 are contained in the CGP and it is updated daily. The catalog will grow to include records for publications dating back to the late 1800s, making the CGP the central point for locating new and historical Government publications. CGP is the online counterpart of the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications.

Coverage:
July 1976 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dissertations & Theses

The complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions. Also includes master's theses, educational specialist materials, and other projects accepted for master's degrees by accredited colleges and universities.

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Coverage:
1861 + Indexing dissertations
1980 + Abstracting dissertations

1997 + Full text
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dissertations @ SUNY Albany

Includes all dissertations written at the University at Albany.

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Coverage:
1861 + Indexing
1988 + Abstracts
1997 + Full text
Updated:
Unknown
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Essay and General Literature Index

Provides access to more than 86,000 essays in over 7,000 collections and anthologies. Covers the entire range of the humanities, including theatre, art history, drama and film. Selective coverage of the social sciences.

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Coverage:
1985 +
Updated:
Regularly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
GenderWatch

GenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, non-governmental (n-g-o) special reports.

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Coverage:
1970 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
Limited to two concurrent users
Google Scholar  

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database for access to articles, papers, books, theses, etc. in the social sciences, humanities and sciences. (In order to link to materials owned by the University at Albany Libraries, you must set preferences when off campus. When you open up Google Scholar, select Settings. Then under Library Links check University at Albany, State University of New York - Full-Text @ My Library, SUNY - Albany - ProQuest Fulltext, University at Albany SUNY - Cengage Gale Full Text, University at Albany, SUNY - Find It @ UAlbany Libs, and Open Worldcat.)

Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No (Links to University Libraries and free resources)
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Homeland Security Digital Library

The Homeland Security Digital Library is composed of homeland security related documents collected from a wide variety of sources. These include federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Resources are carefully selected and evaluated by a team of librarians and subject-matter specialists.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users. Restricted collection not included in access.
ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. Searchable by broad subject category or keyword. Most files are freely available to download and is an itegral part of the infrastructure of social science research. In order to download data, first-time UAlbany users must create a MyData account from a UAlbany computer. Once you have created an account that identifies you with UAlbany, you may access ICPSR data from off-campus and social media accounts.

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Coverage:
1962 +
Updated:
As new data becomes available
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)

This database indexes both core and specialized journals (2,600) and books in the social sciences. Core disciplines covered are anthropology, economics, political science and sociology, with additional coverage in other social science fields. Thirty percent of the records are in languages other than English.

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Coverage:
1951 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center

Essential for security analysts and researchers, this database provides full-text articles, news feeds, reports, books and summaries covering regional conflict, terrorism, domestic security and risk management options. Nearly 3,000 full-text resources.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Lexis Nexis - Nexis Uni

Databases for news, law, business, biography, medicine, and reference. A Source List is available for viewing.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies, some daily updates
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Polling the Nations

The most comprehensive collection of polling data with 200,000+ questions and responses compiled from 12,000+ surveys conducted in the U.S. and 70 other countries.

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Coverage:
1986 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to one concurrent user
Project Muse

400 Scholarly journals in literature humanities, social sciences, mathematics, cultural and gender studies from Johns Hopkins University Press. The journal list is available for browsing.

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Coverage:
1993 +
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection

This Collection provides abstracts, indexing, and full-text coverage of journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Sage Research Methods

Sage Research Methods provides a comprehensive array of resources related to quantitative and qualitative social science research methodologies. Included in this database are reference materials, journal articles, books, handbooks, and video which describe and explain social science research methods.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Sociological Abstracts

Primary database for sociology, covering journal articles, book reviews, abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations and conference papers.

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Coverage:
1952 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Web of Science (also known as WOS)

The Libraries' Web of Science subscription includes coverage from 1983 on for Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It also includes citation coverage for books, conference proceedings, data sets, patents and other materials (coverage dates vary).

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Coverage:
1983+
Updated:
regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Westlaw Campus Research

Abridged version of Westlaw; includes full-text of state and federal court decisions, state and federal statutes, law reviews, American Jurisprudence 2d, and American Law Reports 2-5th and Fed.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to ten concurrent users
Women's Studies International [via EBSCOhost]

Women's Studies International includes bibliographic information for journals and books drawn from a variety of women's studies sources and essential databases. WSI provides electronic access to Women's Studies Abstracts, Women's Studies Database, Women's Studies Librarian, Women of Color and Southern Women: A Bibliography of Social Science Research, and Women's Health and Development: An Annotated Bibliography.

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Coverage:
1972 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to five concurrent users