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Articles & Databases: Politics

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Highly Recommended

Academic Search Premier Contains articles from both scholarly journals and popular magazines, covering a wide variety of subjects. 1984 to present
OmniFile Full Text Mega Contains articles from both scholarly journals and popular magazines, slightly different from the previous database. More Details... 1982 to present
National Journal A nonpartisan journal on politics, policy and government, providing news and analysis of key political and policy developments. More Details... 1977 to present
CQ Electronic Library A reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy and current affairs. More Details... 1945 to present
LexisNexis Academic A database containing news, business, medical and legal information from a great variety of media. More Details... Date varies by source
ProQuest Congressional A Full text database to publications and public policy issues related to the U.S. Congress. More Details... Date varies by source

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ProQuest Statistical Insight Provides access to statistics produced by the U.S. government, intergovernmental organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities. More Details... Date varies
Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) Indexes over 600 scholarly journals and popular magazines in the disciplines of communication and mass media, with full text access to articles in more than 240. More Details... 1915 to present
Sociological Abstracts Sociology and behavioral sciences. More Details... 1952 to present; selective from 1920
America: History & Life Provides scholarly research on the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. More Details...

1964 to present

Historical Abstracts Provides guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered by the previous database). More Details... Date varies
U.S. Government Publications Indexes documents issued by the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the US federal government. More Details... 1976 to present
New York Times - Historical File Offers full page image access to the New York Times, 1851-2007; for the text of articles, 2008 to the present. More Details... 1851 to 2007
California Newspapers Contains fulltext content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. More Details... 1984 to present

Other Databases

Field Poll The Field Poll provides data on public opinion in California from independent, non-partisan, media-sponsored public opinion news service. More Details... 1947 to present
Inter-University Consortium for Political & Social Research (ICPSR) Founded in 1962 ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields. More Details... Late 1800s to present
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research The center provides data on polls of public opinion from US and international sources. More Details... 1947 to present
Dissertation and Theses:  The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Indexes more than 1,000,000 dissertations and theses in the social sciences and humanities. Contains fulltext of most U.S. theses and dissertations. More Details... 1637 to present
Sustainability Science Abstracts Indexes articles covering literature on sustainability of natural resources. More Details... 2003 to present
Water Resources Abstracts Covers scientific and engineering literature on the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water. More Details... 1967 to present
Geobase Covers literature on geology, ecology, geography including geographical information systems, international development and oceanography. More Details... 1980 to present