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Graduate Research in Political Science  

A guide to the best resources and best research practices for graduate research in Political Science
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Databases for Political Science Research

  • Public Affairs Index (EBSCO)

    Public Affairs Index is the one search engine that actually focuses (in part) on political science. To focus, consider limiting your search by "Title", "Abstract", or "Subject".

  • Academic Search Elite (EBSCO)

    Academic Search Elite - like political science itself - ranges across multiple disciplines. This database will locate both research and "news". To limit to research be sure to check the "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" option before or after you search. To focus, consider limiting your search by "Title", "Abstract", or "Subject".

  • Academic OneFile (GALE)

    Academic OneFile - like Academic Search Elite - crosses over many disciplines. Be sure to click on the "Advanced" option at the top of the page. Then consider limiting your search by "Document Title", "Abstract", or "Subject". To focus on research be sure to choose the "Peer Reviewed Journals" option before or after you search.


    A database for locating both modern and historical research (back to ~ 1890). Be sure to "narrow by discipline." When you first arrive at JSTOR, scroll down the page and check the box labeled "Political Science".

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