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Political Science Online Resources

Political Science Databases

One Search
Search the Library’s entire collection (PointCat, the Databases, & Selected Web Pages) with one simple search.

Academic Search Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering most academic areas. Large collection of peer reviewed journals and an extensive image collection.

A to Z Maps Online
Downloadable maps of all kinds, including modern outline, political, thematic, topographic, scientific and animated maps, as well as tens of thousands of antique maps of the world and individual countries.

A to Z The USA
A web-based encyclopedia of detailed information and images for 56 U.S. states and territories.

The African American Experience
Full-text database providing in-depth coverage of African American history and culture.

Ambrose Video
Provides access to high quality streaming videos in science, drama and history. Collections feature: BBC Shakespearean Plays, World and U.S. History series, core sciences series (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Sciences) and much more.

American History in Video
Part of the VAST collection, American History in Video provides access to online videos for the study of American history. Videos include newsreels, archival footage, and important documentaries. Select only "American History" to access these videos.

The American Indian Experience
Full text materials and accounts of Native American history from an indigenous perspective.

Business Insights: Global
Provides case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials necessary for conducting research in the global environment of business.

Business Source Premier
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly business journals covering Economics, Finance, International Business, and more.  Contains a large collection of peer reviewed journals and a directory for company information.

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Full text and/or abstracts covering research in areas related to Communication and Mass Media.

CQ Researcher
Comprehensive analysis of issues in the news media, including topics related to health, international affairs, the environment, education, U.S. economy, and technology.  CQ Researcher offers an overview, future outlook, chronology, and bibliography for each issue as well as a pro/con section that represents opposing points of view.

eBook Collection
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to automatically cite, print, and take notes electronically.

Encyclopedia of Global Change
Covers all types of phenomena that change life on Earth from altered ecosystems, climate change, population, politics and global change to biographies, case studies, and more.

Films On Demand
Provides access to a variety of online academic streaming videos. Please consult the FAQ section for connection and browser requirements.

Global Road Warrior
Provides information on countries of the world related to culture, travel, communications, business, trade and marketing.

Humanities International Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering all aspects of the Humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.

JStor
Full text articles from scholarly journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and selected science areas.

The Latino American Experience
A full text database that explores the history and culture of U.S. Latinos.

The Legal Collection
Full text articles from scholarly law journals covering information centered on the discipline of Law and legal topics.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe
Full text newspapers and wire services, business news, market reports, SEC filings, legal research including Shepard's Supreme Court citation service, state and federal codes and case law, medical news, journals, and abstracts.

Mango Languages
Is an online language learning system which allows you to learn a language at your own speed. Courses for over 30 languages are available, including Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian and many more! Create a profile and begin today!

New York Times
Provides full text access to extensive news, multimedia and archives from the New York Times. Follow the link provided to register with your Point Park email address and claim your academic pass.

Newspaper Source
Provides full text and/or abstracts for 159 US newspapers, 18 international newspapers, 6 newswires, and 9 newspaper columns.

Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
The definitive scholarly reference work for a new generation of economists, The Palgrave Dictionary of Economics is written by eminent contributors, containing many classic essays of enduring importance.

Project MUSE
Provides full text access to articles from acclaimed Humanities and Social Sciences journals. Project MUSE also has a vast selection of journal titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

Regional Business News
Full text coverage of regional business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Sage Online
Provides full text access to prestigious scholarly journals in Business, the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Technology, among others.

Statista
Provides statistics related to a variety of fields, including media, advertising, finance, politics, etc. Located in one simple, easy-to-use database, Statista’s information is pulled and compiled from market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.

USA.gov
The portal to government information.  Provides a search engine to access official information and services from U.S. government agencies.

VAST: Academic Video Online
Provides online streaming video of multidisciplinary topics including documentaries, interviews, performances, news reels and more.

Vocational & Career Collection
Full text coverage of trade and industry-related periodicals.

Wall Street Journal
Full text access of the Wall Street Journal from 1982 to the present.  Coverage includes national and international finance as well as other topics.

Journal List

To search for a particular newspaper, magazine or journal in the Library’s collection, use the Journal List.

Library Books / DVDs

Political Science Books generally have call numbers that range from J to K and are located on the Lower Level of the Library.  DVDs are shelved alphabetically by title on the Main Floor of the Library.  Please use PointCat: Find Books &More for more detailed information.

Internet Sites Related to Political Science

Political Science Related Internet Sites

How to Cite Resources

EasyBib - Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker

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The links below can assist you in formatting your citations according to APA, MLA and all other major citation guidelines. You can use them for quick reference or in-depth treatment of a particular citation style. How do you format your research paper according to APA or MLA?  Try the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue. Questions? Ask a Librarian. But remember, your professor is the ultimate judge.

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide
Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Nova Southeastern University for APA
Ohio State University APA Style Guide
Ohio State University MLA Style Guide
Ohio State University Chicago Style Guide