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POL GEN 4175 - Women and Politics

This guide provides ready access to the best resources for locating scholarly research on women and politics. Examples are provided for each resource to demonstrate the most efficient way to locate relevant information.

Public Affairs Index

Public Affairs Index

Pro – this is one of the only databases that focuses on political science (as well as public policy)

Pro – subject searching, abstract searching, Boolean operators, truncation

Pro – can limit to peer-reviewed journals

Con – small database that probably doesn’t cover all the literature

Con – can’t limit to empirical (research) articles


Public Affairs Index example - women and politics and the United States

How to focus Public Affairs Index by subject, scholarly journals. Also using truncation - an asterisk placed at the end of the root of a word - to find various endings of a word.

Limiting Public Affairs Index to Scholarly - Peer Reviewed Journals