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Political Science

Research Guide
This is an annotated list of selected print and online research tools that cover the discipline of political science. The guide is intended to identify and describe general resources for political science research. All the sources described in this guide are located in the U.S.C. Library system. To search for books, conference proceedings, and other monographs associated with the field of political science, search HOMER, the online library catalog [http://library.usc.edu/]. To identify articles concerning this topic in scholarly journals, consult the section in this guide entitled, "Indexes and Abstracts." Other research guides are also available that cover specific regions of the world and should be used when appropriate to your topic. Please consult a reference librarian if you need further research assistance.

HANDBOOKS AND GUIDES Baglione, Lisa A. Writing a Research Paper in Political Science: A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods. Belmont, CA : Thomson Higher Education, 2007. VKC Library [Bookstacks] JA86 .B34 2007
This concise political science text helps you master writing, methodological, and research skills in the field of political science. Topics covered include how to develop a research question, write a literature review, design a study, analyze information, write introductory and concluding sections, and edit and revise a paper. W ith a glossary, writing checklists, and examples of different parts of papers written by actual undergraduates, this political science text provides you with the tools you need to write a good research paper.

Johnson, Janet Buttolph. Political Science Research Methods. 4th edition. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2001. VKC Library [Bookstacks] JA71 .J55 2001
This edition reflects recent developments in the discipline and introduces the basic tools of political science research. Exposing students to the real work of political scientists, the authors gradually add to their methodological toolbox so they can conduct their own research as well as effectively evaluate the research of others. The book includes: new case studies, introduced in the opening chapter and drawn on throughout the book, on topics including the repression of human rights and the effects of campaign advertising on voters; a full discussion of how to conduct a literature review online while ensuring the reliability of Internet sources; instruction on logistical regression, a statistical procedure increasingly used by scholars, and an expanded treatment of significance tests; and, a new annotated research report to conclude the book. To further help the reader with research in political science, the book also includes a new "helpful hint" feature that provides quick reference to a wealth of practical tips throughout the book, such as how to pyramid citations and find probabilities and a glossary with over 250 terms.

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2 Kahl, Chad M. International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008. VKC Library [Reference] Z6461 .K34 2008
Understanding world politics has never been easy, but the more closely we approach the ideal of the global village, the more complex its socioeconomic and legal entanglements become. From the rise of China's growth in trade status, to ever growing tensions in the Middle East, ripple effects impact both country and community. Focusing on both print and Internet resources published between 1990 and 2006, the author covers such timely topics as human rights, public opinion and polling, arms control, treaties, and terrorism. Over 900 annotated entries cover the major sources, as well as harder-to-find specialized items. For academic and research library collections, as well as faculty members in political science and the diplomatic arts. The research guide includes a chapter devoted to women in politics.

Vogel, Ronald K. Handbook of Research on Urban Politics and Policy in the United States. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997. VKC Library [Bookstacks] HT110 .H36 1997
A comprehensive reference work which provides a way to access research on urban politics and policy in the United States. The handbook consists of twenty-nine bibliographic essays that describe the various subfields and the relevant literature. Experts in the field guide readers through major controversies, while evaluating and assessing the subfields of urban politics and policy. Each chapter follows the same basic organization with topics such as methodological and theoretical issues, current states of the field, and directions for future research. This work provides a starting place to guide the reader to the most important works in a particular subfield and a context to place their work in a larger body of knowledge. The handbook provides a wealth of information and allows quick identification of existing academic knowledge and research relevant to the problem at hand.

DICTIONARIES Bealey, Frank. The Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science: A User's Guide to Its Terms. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1999. VKC Library [Bookstacks]; Leavey Library [Lower Commons] JA61 .B43 1999
The Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science provides students and general readers with a clear introduction to the terminology of political science. The book comprises definitions and explanations of around 1000 key terms presented in an engaging style, cross-referenced, and easily accessible to readers new to the subject. It also includes a section of short biographies of the most eminent writers in the disciplineboth classical and modern. The book is unique in combining a single author's overview and minimal assumptions about the reader's prior knowledge of the discipline. This dictionary is invaluable as a reference tool, providing an essential introduction to what it means to think politically.

Collin, P. H., ed. Dictionary of Government and Politics. 3rd edition. London: Bloomsbury, 2004. Electronic Book, JA61 .C65 2004eb
The Dictionary of Government and Politics, now in its third edition, covers the broadly defined fields of government and politics and that which affects them; it includes wide-ranging definitions of national legislatures, elections, local government, parliamentary and council procedures, intra-national affairs, and political parties and political theories. A feature of this second edition is a phonetic pronunciation guide for all headwords, of which there are now more than 8,000. Definitions include both quotations and examples. A special supplement covers and explains the differences between the political and legislative

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systems in the United States and Great Britain; thus, the Dictionary not only defines government and politics but provides comparisons of the political systems and government structures of the two countries.

Hill, Kathleen and Gerald N. Hill. The Facts on File Dictionary of American Politics. New York: Checkmark Books, 2001. VKC Library [Reference] JK9 .H54 2001
This dictionary includes more than 1,600 up-to-date entries that concisely define American politics terminology. The book also includes appendices providing the full text to important American documents such as the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, biographical profiles of the presidents and vice presidents, and election results.

Hoffman, John. A Glossary of Political Theory. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press, 2007. VKC Library [Reference] JA65 .H64 2007
This essential reference covers alphabetically both the major concepts in political theory and the key writers in the field. W hile ensuring accuracy and objectivity, the entries represent interpretations that are both challenging and interesting. The premise underlying the book is that politics cannot be studied without theory, and for students, the more concrete and relevant the theory, the better. Presenting theory in an abstract fashion makes it daunting for students who can find it difficult to see the links between theory and practice. The definitions in this glossary, therefore, relate political ideas to political realities (i.e. everyday controversies) in an attempt to make them as accessible as possible. Terms have been selected based upon the concepts most regularly used in teaching.

McLean, Iain, ed. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. VKC Library [Bookstacks]; Leavey Library [Lower Commons] JA61 .C665 2003x
W ritten by an expert team of political scientists, sociologists, philosophers, and political economists, this is the most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of politics available. Containing over 1,500 entries ranging from John Adams and Young Hegelians to Additional M ember System and zero-sum game, this comprehensive and entertaining work offers international coverage of major political institutions, thinkers, and concepts. All significant political thinkers and designers of political institutions in the W est are included, and special attention is give to Muslim and Chinese political thought. There are many entries on new and thriving branches of the subject, such as international political economy, voting theory, and feminism. The Dictionary also gives clear and precise definitions of technical terms such as Condorcet winner, Droop quota, and ultra vires, and includes an appendix of political leaders for a wide range of countries and international institutions.

Levine, Andrew. Political Keywords: A Guide for Students, Activists, and Everyone Else. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2007. VKC Library [Bookstacks] JA61 .L48 2007
Recent history has seen profound change in the world's political landscape. W ith these changes, many formerly secure understandings of political terms have become lost, and the meanings of the words we use to describe our politics have become muddied. Frequently confusing, and often intentionally misleading, this language can be easily distorted in order to spin disputed ideas or justify questionable actions. At the same time, fresh insights about modern politics have been developed that remain little known or discussed outside academic circles. This account of political keywords addresses these circumstances with a view to rectifying them for the benefit of students, political activists, and a public desperately in need of clarity. The entries in this work create a timely dictionary of contemporary political vernacular from 'alienation'

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to 'Zionism.' Extensive cross-referencing, suggested further readings, and a comprehensive glossary make this an ideal guide to navigating a landscape of vague terms.

Robertson, David. The Routledge Dictionary of Politics. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge, 2004. VKC Library [Bookstacks]; Leavey Library [Bookstacks] JA61 .R63 2004
Now in its third edition, this dictionary is the essential guide to politics; its terminologies, ideologies & institutions. W ith over 500 entries, it provides authoritative and up-to-date information that is invaluable to both students and general readers. W ell over 500 extensive definitions provides an understanding of the basics of political thought and theory The Dictionary includes clear coverage of complex ideologies and dogmas and succinct definitions of highly specialized and technical terms. Coverage of emerging ideas, terminologies and recent events within the world of politics, including entries on 'politically correct, ' war crime tribunals, the Taliban and terrorism also comprise many of the entries.

Scruton, Roger. The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thought. 3rd ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. VKC Library [Bookstacks] JA61 .S37 2007
This new edition takes stock of the revolutionary political changes that have taken place since the dictionary was first published in 1982, bringing the Dictionary right up to date. Some 1790 entries cover every aspect of political thought, defining concepts and ideologies, surveying the arguments on issues, giving capsule histories of political institutions, and summarizing (with newly expanded treatment) the thought of major political theorists. The Dictionary provides a readable and impartial survey of political thought, of immense value to students of political science, government, philosophy and jurisprudence as well as to the general reader with an interest in ideas.

ENCYCLOPEDIAS Carlisle, Rodney P., ed. Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and the Right. 2 vols. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005. VKC Library [Bookstacks] JA61 .E54 2005
Although the distinction between the politics of the left and the right is commonly assumed in the media and in treatments of political science and history, the terms are used so loosely that the student and the general reader are often confused: W hat exactly are the terms left and right supposed to imply? This two-volume Encyclopedia contains over 450 articles on individuals, movements, political parties, and ideological principles, with those usually thought of as left in the left-hand volume (Volume 1), and those considered on the right in the right-hand volume (Volume 2). Key themes found in the work include countries and regions, Isms, laws, political movements, political parties, and political leaders.

Finkleman, Paul and Peter Wallenstein, eds. The Encyclopedia of American Political History. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 2001. VKC Library [Reference] E183 .E48 2001
This encyclopedia provides concise, readable, and informative entries written by academics and independent scholars. A bibliography ends each entry. The volume includes essays on all U.S. presidents and also has an excellent essay on think tanks, which strongly influence public policy. Historical photographs and editorial cartoons accompany some entries. The foreword includes a descriptive time line of political events in US history, divided into eras, such as "Jackson Era," "First New D eal," and "New Frontier and Great Society." The appendix features a list of acronyms and abbreviations used by writers and scholars. An excellent starting point for scholars, students, and general readers.

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5 Hawkesworth, Mary and Maurice Kogan. Encyclopedia of Government and Politics. 2 vols. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2004. VKC Library [Reference] JA61 .C66 2004
The Encyclopedia of Government and Politics provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary trends in world, regional, and national government and politics. In eighty-four detailed essays, it captures the international changes--both theoretical and factual--that postdate the collapse of the Communist regimes in Eastern Europe. An invaluable reference resource, the Encyclopedia of Government and Politics provides a systematic and authoritative analysis of the discipline, including political theory, processes and behavior, policy-making, pressure groups, contemporary ideologies, international relations, arms control and disarmament, human rights, and democratization. Each topic under investigation offers essential information for study and research, and includes extensive bibliographies and suggestions for further reading. An international team of experts contribute articles containing concise facts, concepts, and analyses of key issues. The entire collection provides an unprecedented contemporary overview of political theory, science, and policy studies. The volumes begin with an introductory essay intended to advance the conceptual treatment of political science to a new level. The articles which follow are organized under nine main headings:1) Political Theory: Central Concepts, 2) Contemporary Ideologies, 3) Contemporary Political Systems, 4) Political Institutions, 5) Political Forces and Political Processes, 6) Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces in the Nation-State, 7) Policy Making and Policies, 8) International Relations, and 9) Major Issues in Contemporary W orld Politics.

Krieger, Joel, ed. The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. VKC Library [Bookstacks]; Leavey Library [Lower Commons] JA61 .O95 2001
This new edition reflects the changing world with new articles on the people, concepts, and events that have shaped the world since 1993. The second edition includes biographies of Kofi Annan, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, and Gerhard Schroder; articles on events such as the Rwandan Genocide and the war in Kosovo; and coverage of international trade developments such as NAFTA and the W orld Trade Organization. Eighty-seven of the 672 articles in the Second Edition are completely new; most others are thoroughly revised. This work also features new articles, many critical issues written by influential figures. Recognizing the importance of including varying viewpoints, the editors have commissioned these essays to provide an informed and often passionate debate on controversial topics. Discussions include Lani Guinier and Glenn Loury on Affirmative Action; Francis Fukuyama and Milton Fisk on the Limits of Liberal Democracy; and Lloyd Axworthy and John Bolton on the United Nations. Contributors discuss nearly every nation in the world, including extensive information on institutions, political parties, leaders, and the sources of political mobilization and conflict. The volume includes biographies of more than seventy-five political leaders who have shaped the contemporary political world. Articles include detailed discussions of critical historical developments and events, concepts, international law, and organizations.

Kurian, George Thomas. The Encyclopedia of the World's Nations and Cultures. 4 vols. New York: Facts on File, 2007. Doheny Library [Reference] G63 .K874 2007
Encyclopedia of the Worlds Nations and Cultures represents an extensive overhaul of the original Encyclopedia of the W orld's Nations. It provides concise and objective descriptions of the dominant political, economic, social, and cultural systems of the countries of the world. The encyclopedia features 193 country-by-country surveys in 40 separate categories, as well as maps, tables, charts, and lists that are linked with narrative accounts of each nation's peoples, history, government, society, and culture. This edition includes articles on three additional countries and 14 new sections on culture and society with each entry. Both the text and the extensive statistical data have been fully updated.

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6 Kurian, George Thomas, ed. World Encyclopedia of Parliaments and Legislatures. 2 vols. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1998. VKC Library [Bookstacks] JF511 .W67 1998
Produced under the auspices of the Research Committee of Legislative Specialists, International Political Science Association, and Commonwealth Parliamentary Society, this encyclopedia offers readers a timely and inclusive survey of parliamentary systems containing 185 entries describing almost 200 national assemblies; information is current through June 1997. An informative introductory essay outlines variations in structure, character, influence, and purpose among parliamentary governments. These differences are subsequently given greater detail in the country profiles. So far as possible contributors follow a standard format for each country that includes the historical background of parliamentary development, organization and procedures, the legislative process, elections, and parties. N ot surprisingly the focus and length of parliamentary profiles varies according to national history and the openness of political systems. Profiles range in length from one to more than 15 pages. The work concludes with a collection of specialized essays on selected themes (e.g., legislative committees, voting behavior, lobbying, minority members, the new democracies of Central Europe) and essays on the UN General Assembly and the European Parliament. Contributors include more than 90 experts in the field. The writing is clear and accessible and there is a useful glossary.

Sheldon, Garrett Ward, ed. Encyclopedia of Political Thought. New York: Facts on File, 2001. VKC Library [Bookstacks] JA61 .E52 2001
This a good resource for identifying major political ideas, philosophies, and concepts, both past and present, that have influenced and shaped civilization. The Encyclopedia contains more than 400 fully crossreferenced entries that provide an up-to-date survey of topics that have been crucial to the political history of civilization, including the rise and fall of Communism, the advent of feminism, and the advancement of democracy. Key concepts, controversial issues, and important political thinkers are clearly described and analyzed, with examples from current events. Ideologies are not only placed in historical context but related to contemporary politics. A chronology gives a linear presentation of the evolution of political thinking.

BIOGRAPHICAL RESOURCES Current Biography Yearbook. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1940-. Monthly. Doheny Library [Reference]; Leavey Library [Lower Commons] CT100 .C8
Published since 1940, Current Biography is a convenient source of well-documented, accurate, and objective reporting on the lives of the artists, politicians, businesspeople, journalists, actors, authors, sports figures, scientists, and others who make today's headlines and tomorrow's history. In addition to fifteen to twenty 2,000 to 4,000-word articles per issue, this publication also contains obituaries for people previously profiled. Excellent resource for detailed background information on leading government officials and leaders throughout the world.

Del Testa, David W., ed. Government Leaders, Military Rulers, and Political Activists. Westport, CT: Oryx Press, 2001. Doheny Library [Bookstacks] D107 .G646 2001
The purpose of this work is identify and describe the achievements of key political and military leaders who have transformed the course of world history. The volume contains approximately 200 profiles of famous as well as lesser-known but important individuals. Entries are intended to tie the contributions of the

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individual to historical developments supplemented with historical time lines. Entries conclude with a list of further readings to facilitate a more in-depth examination of the person.

Hamilton, Neil A. Founders of Modern Nations: A Biographical Dictionary. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1995. VKC Library [Bookstacks]; Leavey Library [Lower Commons] D226.7 .H36 1995
Includes biographical sketches of more than 300 persons considered founders of some 180 modern nations. The sketches are arranged alphabetically, range from one to several double-column pages, list references to secondary sources, and occasionally include a photograph. An "Entry Locator" near the front lists nations alphabetically and gives for each the names of founders. An appendix, "Country Profiles," supplies one or two paragraphs on the history of each nation, which is sometimes helpful in tying together the roles of multiple founders. Many countries are credited with a single founder (e.g., Comoros, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Sweden); others have several. Only founders of modern regimes are selected, hence Lenin, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon are excluded. Nations with unsettled recent histories earn multiple founders. Also contains brief country profiles, a chronology, and a bibliography of sources.

The Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Modern Political Biography. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1999. Doheny Library [Reference]; Leavey Library [Bookstacks] D412.6 .H88 1999
Elected politicians and activists, trade unionists and spies, human rights campaigners and Nazi leaders, environmentalists and dictators are among the profiles you can find in this guide to the key political figures of the 20th century. Over 2000 authoritative and up-to-date biographies, compiled by a team of international contributors and advisers, detail the lives and achievements of those men and women who have been instrumental in shaping political events and opinion in all parts of the world. In addition, over ninety major figures have their own feature-length biographies that assess their political significance in greater depth. The global and topical coverage is supplemented by quotations by or about people in the book. Selected guides to further reading point the reader to the other biographies available. Tables of the prime ministers, presidents, and other political leaders on many countries, and an index of leaders by country, are also included for quick reference.

Kavanagh, Dennis. A Dictionary of Political Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Leavey Library [Lower Commons] D412 .D53 1998
Compiled by an expert team of contributors, this new dictionary of political biography covers all the major figures in world politics of the twentieth century. Authoritative and wide-ranging, it is a useful reference work for students and anyone interested in twentieth-century history and politics. Over a thousand entries describe and assess the lives of the men and women who have shaped political events across the world: each entry includes an account of the background, career, and achievements of the individual concerned, balancing fact with critical appraisal.

Utter, Glen and Charles Lockhart. American Political Scientists: A Dictionary. 2nd edition. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. VKC Library [Bookstacks]; Grand Library [Bookstacks] JA61 .A525 2002
This unique guide to prominent US political scientists illustrates the historical development of political science, an increasingly subdivided field involving various research methodologies. The essays, one to three pages long, written by 83 contributors, focus more on theory than biography. The book includes the previous essays from the first edition but updates essays for 86 subjects who continued to contribute to the profession, and it adds 22 new persons who reflect more recent directions and controversies in research. Those chosen were based on reputation, an examination of recent journals, and the theoretical significance of their publications. The new edition includes presidents of the American Political Science Association Political Science PS-280/RVL/2-08

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and winners of APSA publishing awards since 1993. Indexes include degree-granting institutions, subfields, subjects, names, and book titles. Each essay includes a bibliography, and the editors provide a brief, selected bibliography on the history and nature of political science.

van Creveld, Martin. The Encyclopedia of Revolutions and Revolutionaries: From Anarchism to Zhou Enlai. New York: Facts on File, 1996. Doheny Library [Reference]; Leavey Library [Information Commons] D21.3 .E33 1996
Provides about 1,300 articles on the major revolutions in history. Includes information on the people, organizations, and ideologies that provided the impetus for them. Every continent except Australia is included in this work's 1,300 articles on "the most important revolutions in history, the people and organizations who made them and the ideologies in whose name they were carried out." The time span begins with the Spartacus rebellion and covers a broad range of uprisings, events, concepts, and people as recent as the Persian Gulf W ar (under "Kurdish Revolt in Iraq") and the overthrow of the Soviet Union in 1991 (under "Communist Party" and "Gorbachev"). The contributors, scholars from all over the world, cover a wide geographical range with entries on individual countries as well as events. The range of biographies includes Gandhi, Hitler, Benito Juarez, and Martin Luther. Concepts meriting their own entries include anarchism, chartism, socialism, and Zionism. A bibliography at the end is arranged by broad geographical region. More complete indexing. A chronological list of entries is also included.

DIRECTORIES Encyclopedia of Associations. Detroit, MI: Gale Group, Inc. Annual. Doheny Library [Reference] HS17 .G3362 Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations. Detroit, MI: Gale Group, Inc. Annual. Doheny Library [Reference] HS17 .G3364 Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State and Local Organizations. Detroit, MI: Gale Group, Inc. Annual. Doheny Library [Reference] HS17 .G3363
The most comprehensive source for detailed information on more than 22,000 nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope. Every entry offers a wealth of valuable data, typically including the organization's complete name, address and phone number together with the primary official's name and title; fax number, when available; founding date, purpose, activities and dues; national and international conferences; and more. Also featured is an alphabetical name and keyword index so you can quickly locate the name and address of the organization you need to contact without ever having to consult the main entry. Encyclopedia of Associations has two companion volumes: Volume 2, Geographic and Executive Indexes and Volume 3, Supplement, which updates contact information from the previous edition and provide coverage of new or newly identified associations and projects. The Regional, State and Local Organizations volume provide detailed information on U.S. nonprofit membership organizations with interstate, state, intrastate, city or local scope and interest. The International Organizations volume covers multinational and national membership organizations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, including U.S.-based organizations with a binational or multinational membership.

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9 INDEXES AND ABSTRACTS ABC Pol Sci. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1969-. 5 times per year. VKC Library [Index Area] Z 164 .A214
This index reproduces the table of contents of approximately 300 journals published in the United States and abroad in political science, government, law, sociology, and economics. Arranged alphabetically by journal title, coverage is from 1969 to the present. Access to the contents of each volume can be to browse the "Bibliography of Contents" (table of contents of all the indexed) or use either the subject index or author index . This index covers all the major scholarly journals in the field of political science.

AccessUN. Chester, VT: Readex, 1997-. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/166.php
This online index provides access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications. Articles appearing in UN periodicals are individually indexed. Indexing of the bilateral and multilateral treaties in the UN Treaty Series is another unique feature of the Index. Documents from the six main bodies of the United Nations - General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, Secretariat and International Court of Justice - are indexed. Masthead documents (formerly referred to as mimeographed documents), Official Records, sales publications, limited and restricted documents, and documents emanating from sessional and standing committees, functional commissions, conferences and regional bodies are the basis of the Index. Full-text resolutions from the General Assembly, Security Council and the Economic and Social Council are appended to their respective bibliographic citations. The Index supports access to the microfiche and paper formats of your library's United Nations holdings. Readex provides libraries with a comprehensive microfiche collection of non-copyrighted United Nations documents and publications. The "Readex Year" field readily identifies documents included in the Readex microfiche collection. Period covered is from 1996 to the present. Use this database for finding materials about topics related to population control, fertility, world demographics, and emigration and immigration from the United Nations and its various sub-organizations.

Alternative Press Index. Baltimore, MD: Alternative Press Center, 1969-. Quarterly. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/3119.php
Indexes approximately 200 alternative, radical, and liberal journals and newspapers published in North America and a select number from other nations. The purpose of the Index is to provide access to the practices and theories of radical social change. The Index is international and interdisciplinary, spanning the social sciences and humanities, with its central focus on the practice and theory of socialism, national liberation, labor, indigenous peoples, gays/lesbians, feminism, ecology, democracy, and anarchism. Citation are arranged by subject and title of article. All areas of social change and public policy are covered, including issues related to social justice and conflict resolution.

America: History and Life. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1964-. Quarterly. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/936.php
This bibliographic database covers the history of the United States and Canada. It includes key English-language historic journals, selected historic journals from major countries, state and local history journals, and selected relevant journals in the social sciences and humanities. Most articles included are in English; all abstracts are in English. The index also covers book reviews and selected dissertations. This is the best place to go to find historical literature concerning all aspects of peace and security concerning

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the United States. Please note that access to this database is limited to six simultaneous users. If you experience access problems, please try again later.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/42.php
CIAO is designed to be the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It provides the full text of a wide range of scholarship that includes books, working papers from universities and research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences. It also provides basic information, economic indicators and maps for all countries, links to other useful web sites, and a schedule of coming events. In addition it indexes a limited number of journals. The content may be accessed in a number of ways: through the home pages, which allow the user to see what is contained in a category; through alphabetical indices (author, subject, title, and institution); and through the search engine which allows users to search for files by fields (author, subject, title, date, and content area) and/or by keywords. The schedule of events is broken down by month, and the links and resources are organized by region and by area of interest (e.g. media). In addition to linking to over 160 related sites from this section, you can also access the home pages of each of the contributing institutions from within the section where its papers appear. Period covered is from 1991 to the present.

Communication and Mass Media Complete. Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Industries, Inc., 2006-. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/10726.php
Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC), provides comprehensive access to scholarly research in areas related to communication and mass media. The database incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass M edia Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of significant scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline. It offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for over 370 journals, and selected coverage of over 230 more, for a combined coverage of over 600 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full-text for more than 240 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915). The database contains a sophisticated Communication Thesaurus and comprehensive reference browsing (i.e. searchable cited references for peer-reviewed journals covered as core). In addition, CMMC features over 3,000 Author Profiles, providing biographical data and bibliographic information, and covering the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database.

Communications Abstracts. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1977-. Bimonthly. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/3085.php
Communication Abstracts is a comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications worldwide organized in one source. It provides coverage of recent literature in all areas of communication studies (mass, interpersonal and new communication technologies). Hundreds of books and articles each month are evaluated for inclusion. The index is organized according to subfields within the discipline of communication. A glance at the table of contents provides easy access to the communication-related subjects that are covered in a particular issue. The journal is available electronically from 1998 to the present with older volumes held in the Doheny Library Reference Department. This is the primary index to the literature of politics and the media and all forms of political communication. Political Science PS-280/RVL/2-08

11 CQ Electronic Library. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1983-. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/51.php
Created and hosted by CQ Press, the CQ Electronic Library (CQEL) is the definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. A wealth of CQ Press resources and years of journalistic and editorial expertise are combined in CQEL. It also offers researchers whether students, scholars, professionals, or interested citizens a range of tools for discovering, understanding, and making use of its authoritative content. Comprising eight unique modules but tied by a common platform, CQEL is truly greater than the sum of its parts. The suite includes the online version of the award-winning CQ Researcher, the choice of librarians and researchers for more than eighty years. CQEL offers four subject-specific reference databases: CQ Congress Collection, CQ Supreme Court Collection, CQ Public Affairs Collection, and, the newest arrival, CQ Voting and Elections Collection. CQEL also includes the foundational reference resource, CQ Encyclopedia of American Government; CQ Insider, a comprehensive directory of the institutions and people of American government; and the online version of the CQ W eekly, offering complete coverage of Capitol Hill.

Ethnic NewsWatch. Stamford, CT: Softline Information, Inc., 1985-. Monthly. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/1032.php
Ethnic NewsWatch is a comprehensive full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. A rich collection of articles, editorials, columns, reviews, etc. provide a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints. W ith over 500,000 articles from more than 200 publications, the titles in Ethnic NewsWatch represent the diversity of the American population in ways that are not seen in the mainstream media. Topics addressed include the arts, business, education, the environment, history, journalism, political science, and sociology. Period covered if from 1985 to the present and the database can be searched in either English or Spanish. Note: Access to this database is limited to 5 simultaneous users. If you experience access problems, it is likely that all 5 users are using the database. Please try again later.

Gender NewsWatch. Stamford, CT: Softline Information, Inc., 1970-. Monthly. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/1033.php
GenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Subjects covered include: business, education, literature and the arts, health sciences, history, political science, public policy, sociology, gender and women's studies and more. The database provides in-depth coverage of the subjects that are uniquely central to women's lives. It includes content on the impact of gender and gender roles on areas such as: the arts, popular culture and media, business and work, crime and criminology, education, research and scholarship, family, health care and medicine, politics, policy and legislation, pornography, religion, sexuality and sexology, sports and leisure. Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, n-g-o and special reports. GenderWatch also contains archival material making it a repository of an important historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and the changes in gender roles and understandings over the last fifteen to twenty years.

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12 Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) Online. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Latin American Center Publications, 1970-. Annual. Electronic Resources Web Page http://www.usc.edu/e_resources/isd/gateways/79.php
HAPI is an authoritative, worldwide source of information about Central and South America, Mexico, Brazil, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI contains complete citations to articles, book reviews (through 2001), documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world. For a listing of journal coverage, as well as the criteria for journal inclusion, see Journals Indexed. The database combines current information about Latin America with in-depth coverage spanning more than thirty years, from 1970 to the present. Now containing nearly 275,000 citations, HAPI Online grows at the rate of about 7,000 records a year. W hile subject searches must be conducted using English-language terms, the authorized subject headings have been translated into Spanish and Portuguese as well. W henever possible HAPI provides links to the full text of the article.

Historical Abstracts. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1954-. Quarterly. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/937.php
This index service covers history of the world, 1450 to the present, but excluding the United States and Canada (see America: History and Life cite above). Includes key history journals from major countries, as well as relevant selected journals book review articles, and dissertations from the social sciences and humanities. All abstracts are in English. Use this database to find historical literature on issues derived from non-U.S. sources. Please note that access to this database is limited to six simultaneous users. If you experience access problems please try again later.

International Political Science Abstracts. Paris: International Political Science Association, 1951-. Bimonthly. VKC Library [Index Area] JA 26 .I5
This authoritative database from the International Political Science Association provides abstracts of political science articles published in scholarly journals and yearbooks worldwide. Topics include method and theory; political thinkers and ideas; political and administrative institutions; political processes (public opinion, attitudes, parties, forces, groups, and elections); international relations; and national and area studies. International Political Science Abstracts is the global standard for scholarly research in the field. Approximately 95% of the records include abstracts, with most written in English. The remaining abstracts are in French (for articles in languages other than English). Titles in other languages are always translated into English. This resource makes a special effort to ensure that articles are included on those countries for which much information is scarce.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe. Dayton, OH: Reed Elsevier, Inc., 1995-. Daily. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/110.php
Searchable full text resource of major, regional, and foreign newspaper articles, magazine articles, governmental news, as well as medical and legal journal articles. Also includes U.S. state and foreign country profiles, state legal materials, U.S. code, federal case law, and biographical information. In addition, there is corporate news and profiles. Use the Transcripts File to search the full-text of transcripts from television and radio broadcast news programs, such as Meet the Press and All Things Considered. An excellent source, especially for very current materials and to obtain a regional perspective on a topic.

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13 LEXIS/NEXIS Congressional Universe. Bethesda, MD; Congressional Information Service, 1970-. Daily. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/40.php
This service is the best place to look for information published by and about Congress from 1970 to the present. W ith CIS Congressional Universe, researchers can: pinpoint expert testimony on the leading issues of the day; tap authoritative sources of statistics, projections, and analyses; discover a laws intent by tracing its legislative history; gauge congressional attitudes toward current topics; find out how members of Congress voted on legislation; investigate the finances of members of Congress; monitor legislation and public policy on almost any topic; review the federal regulations that implement legislation; and learn the makeup and mission of congressional committees. The service provides a seamless link to the full range of legislative and public policy resources, including hearing transcripts and submitted testimony from 1988 forward; committee reports from 1989 forward; billsall versions of legislation introduced from 1989 forward; bill tracking reports from 1989 forward; selected committee prints from 1995 forward; congressional documents from 1995 forward; the Congressional Record from 1985 forward; and the Federal Register from 1980 forward. The vast range of subject matter on CIS Congressional Universe encompasses topics in public policy, history, sociology, political science, technology and society, and more. W ith links to related web sites, this system also enhances the users ability to explore the legislative scene even further. The system is thoroughly cross-referenced with controlled vocabulary that lets users find information from virtually any starting point. Researchers can find information by subject, source committee, bill number, session of Congress, government document number, publication number, title, witness name and affiliation, public law number (for legislative histories), and date. Use this database, for example, to look at the expression of emotions by legislators on the floor of Congress as transcribed in the Congressional Record.

LEXIS/NEXIS State Capital Universe. Bethesda, MD: Congressional Information Service. Daily. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/1770.php
CIS State Capital Universe is the world's most comprehensive access to state government information from Congressional Information Service, Inc. The service provides access to: state bills and laws, constitutions, proposed and enacted regulations, and newspapers articles about legislative issues affecting the states and the legislative membership. Users can search for information about one state, any combination of states, or all 50 states from a single source.

National Journal Group's Policy Central. Washington, DC: National Journal Group, 2001-. Daily. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/2376.php
This is a comprehensive resource on United States politics and public policy for the academic community. Among the services provided in this online directory is: the text of the National Journal, the leading nonpartisan weekly on politics, policy and government; the ability to track American politics and campaigns with coverage of each day's political news and to follow the key players and legislative process on Capitol Hill; full-text access to the Almanac of American Politics providing analysis and data on every member of Congress and their states and districts; the Markup Reports & Bill Status directory that offers complete coverage of every Congressional markup session, as well as constantly updated reports on key legislation; and, the online Ad Spotlight that allows the users to explore political and issue television ads with streaming audio or video. Also included is the Poll Track file is a database of public opinion surveys from across the country. Updated daily.

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14 PAIS: Public Affairs Information Service. New York: Public Affairs Information Service, 1972-. Monthly with annual cumulations. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/415.php
A selective list of the latest books, periodical articles, government documents, pamphlets, microfiche, and reports of public and private agencies relating to business, economics and social conditions, public policy and administration, and international relations. The system provides selective subjects and bibliographic access to periodicals, books, hearings, reports, gray literature, government publications, Internet resources, and other publications from 120 countries. Materials are in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish with English language abstracts and subject headings. Contains more than 480,000 records, each with bibliographic information and brief, descriptive abstracts. Use PAIS Archive, a retrospective database chronicling global public policy and social issues from 1915 through 1976 at http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/lists/db_P.php.

Polling the Nations. Silver Spring, MD: ORS Publishing, 1986-. Monthly. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/940.php
Published in print as the American Public Opinion Index and the American Public Opinion Data on microfiche, this online version contains more than 12,000 surveys conducted in the U.S. and sixty other countries are included, with 250,000 questions and responses and some 3,000 subject headings. Keyword searching is possible and is important since the precise form of words used in a survey question may influence the results. Data from 700 polling organizations is surveyed and included in the database. Searches can provide historical highlights and explanations of polling terms; and the ability to limit searches to one or a combination of topic, question, universe, data, source, and results. Also included in each record is the polling organization responsible for the work, the date the information was released, the sample size, and universe, i.e., the groups or areas included in the interview, such as parents with children in public schools, Great Britain, the United States, or California. All the surveys reported here were conducted using scientifically selected random samples. Callers to 900 numbers, readers who clip surveys from newspapers or magazines and send them in, or other similarly self-selected respondents are excluded because it is not possible to generalize from the findings of such polls.

Roper Center iPOLL. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut, 1939-. Electronic Resources Web Page http://www.usc.edu/e_resources/isd/gateways/10509.php
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion. Most of the data are from the United States, but over 50 nations are represented. The iPOLL database produced by the Center contains nearly half a million survey questions and answers asked in the U.S. over the last seventy years by more than 150 survey organizations, including all the major academic, commercial and media survey organizations in the United States. The database offers nearly half a million survey questions and is the best discovery aid to locate public opinion polls rich in a particular subject to analyze further. The system allows the user to search within results and store search criteria for future use and updating. There are also direct links to study documentation and data sets ready for instant access and express download through RoperExpress.

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15 Sociological Abstracts. San Diego, CA: Sociological Abstracts, Inc., 1957-. Six times per year. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/183.php
International in scope, this indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences such as economics, community development, political science and public policy. The database provides annotations for books, selected book chapters, journal articles, and selected papers presented at professional conferences as well as citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,700 serials publications. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and non-evaluative abstracts of journal articles. Many records from key journals in sociology, published since 2001, also include the references cited in the bibliography of the source article. Each individual reference may also have links to an abstract and/or to other papers that cite that reference; these links increase the possibility of finding more potentially relevant articles. Also indexed are relevant dissertations. Includes an author index and subject index.

Web of Knowledge Citation Indexing Service. Philadelphia, PA: Institute for Scientific Information, 1975-. Daily. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/732.php
This is a multidisciplinary databases of bibliographic information indexed so that you can search for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. U.S.C. has access to three citation databases. The Science Citation Index is a database with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the sciences. It indexes 5,300 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines, covering approximately 2,000 more journals than its SCI print and CD-ROM counterparts, with all cited references captured. The Social Sciences Citation Index indexes 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Arts & Humanities Citation Index indexes 1,100 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, as well as relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

Women Studies International. Baltimore, MD: National Information Services Corporation, 1972-. Quarterly. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/935.php
Womens Studies International covers the core disciplines in womens studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. The resource supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Nearly 800 essential sources include: journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, important web sites and web documents, and grey literature. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented. Note: Access to this database is limited to 5 simultaneous users. If you experience access problems, it is likely that all 5 users are using the database. Please try again later.

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16 TRANSLATED NEWS SERVICES Foreign Broadcast Information Service. 1975-1996 Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/1876.php
An index to the FBIS Daily Reports issued by the U.S. government. The Daily Reports consist of translations of broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals and government statements from nations around the world. Regional categories covered include: Central Eurasia, Soviet Union, China, East Asia, Near East & South Asia, East Europe, W est Europe, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Does not include material originating from the United States. The focus is on political, international, economic and military issues, but does include significant material on scientific and cultural matters.

Global NewsBank. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/2405.php


Global NewsBank is a full-text database that offers varying perspectives on international issues and events. Covering Africa, Asia, Europe, the former Soviet Union, Pacific Rim, Central and South America and the M iddle East, it is ideal for researching a wide variety of international developments related to politics, economics, science and technology, culture and business. This collection contains comprehensive coverage of news summaries, broadcasts and transcripts from over 1,000 translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, wire services, newspapers, magazines and government documents. Articles are in English.

World News Connection. Washington, DC: National Technical Information Service, Department of Commerce. Current Two Years. Electronic Resources Web Page http://was.usc.edu/eresources/isd/gateways/2693.php
W orld News Connection (WNC) is an online news service that offers an extensive array of translated and English-language news and information from around the world. Compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources by the U.S. government, the information in WNC covers significant socioeconomic, political, international, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events. Regional categories covered include: Central Eurasia, China, East Asia, Near East & South Asia, East Europe, W est Europe, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa. New information is entered into W NC every government business day. Generally, new information is available within 48-72 hours from the time of original publication or broadcast. For a list of media sources monitored and translated go to http://wnc.fedworld.gov/sources.html. Formerly published as FBIS Daily Reports or Foreign Broadcast Information Service, this service covers current two years only.

YEARBOOKS/ANNUALS Congressional Quarterly Almanac. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1948-. Annual. VKC Library [Reference]; Leavey Library [Lower Commons] JK1 .C66
Each volume covers the important developments of a Congressional session, including appropriations, elections, and vote studies. Summaries of legislation are arranged by broad categories, such as defense, health, education, science and technology, etc. Complete roll call votes are provided for both the House and Senate. Public laws are listed in order of signature by the President. Includes a section describing how a bill becomes law.

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17 SELECTED INTERNET RESOURCES Congressional Research Service Reports. College Park, MD: University of Maryland, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Web: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/crsreports/index.asp
The Congressional Research Service, an arm of the Library of Congress, serves the legislative process by providing Congress with non-partisan and in-depth legislative research and analysis on a variety of topics. CRS produces or updates more than 3,000 studies and other publications each year, none of which are distributed to the public. Because CRS reports are created using public money and are not readily accessible to the research community, the Thurgood Marshall Law Library has created a directory of digitized reports. Focus of the collection is on homeland security and health care policy but the site includes reports covering many other topics as well as other CRS collections on the Internet.

LSU Libraries Federal Agencies Directory. Baton Rouge, LA: The Libraries, 2006-. Web Address: http://www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/fedgov.html
This is the one of the most complete, well-maintained, directories for finding the web sites of federal executive, legislative, or judicial agencies, various boards, commissions, and committees, and quasi-official organizations. Users can find agencies in a hierarchical directory of agencies or in a simple alphabetical directory of agencies. The site is updated regularly.

Poly-Cy: Guide to Internet Resources for Political Science. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Department of Political Science and the West Virginia University Institute for Public Affairs, 2003-. Web Address: http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/polycy/
This site is intended to provide a set of links useful for navigating the W orld W ide W eb in the areas of Political Science, International Affairs, Public Policy, and Public Affairs. It is updated frequently, and is still under development. However, it provides a useful starting point for identifying key resources on the Internet in the field of political science.

State and Local Government Internet Directory. Piper Resources, 2000-. Web Address: http://www.statelocalgov.net/
The State and Local Government Internet directory provides convenient one-stop access to the web sites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments. Use the drop-down menus on the left to view directory pages for State Government Offices, facilitating access to all the web sites in a given state, from a state's home page or governor's site to the smallest counties or townships or use the drop-down menu to view directory pages by topic. This includes the web sites of state government constitutional officers, state legislatures, state judiciaries, and departments across all states. The site is updated regularly.

United States Politics Resources. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Libraries, 1996-. Web: http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/psusp.html
A comprehensive and up-to-date directory of resources arranged under broad subject categories covering all aspects of politics in the United States. There are links maintained under the following categories: archives, biographies, political blogs, campaign finances, political cartoons, caucuses, comprehensive web directories, Congress, political consultants, cybercitizenry, declassified documents, elections, federal government, foreign policy, impeachment, lobby groups, minority politicians, news sources, photographs, political advertising, political parties and organizations, the Presidency, primaries, public opinion, public policy issues, state governments, statistics, and think tanks. This an excellent place to start your research.

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