Political Science


Subject Databases

Interlibrary Loan


General Databases

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) A multidisciplinary index giving access to articles in over 8,000 journals, with many available in full-text.

Ambrose Video A collection of more than 600 video clips and full streaming programs on numerous documentaries that cover a variety of subjects areas, including fine arts, social sciences, minority achievements, climate change, history, philosophy, human biology, English and Shakespeare. All Ambrose Video content features: unlimited streaming to unlimited simultaneous users, both on campus and off; 100% closed captioning; and the ability to play on all mobile devices, including iPads and iPods.

Dissertations & Theses  Includes bibliographic citations for dissertations and theses worldwide, from 1861 to the present, with full-text access available for the newer titles and abstracts available for the older titles.

Films On Demand Master Academic Collection Provides access to over 20,000 streaming videos appropriate for academic research. Videos can be watched in their entirety, or as individual segments. Set up your free User Account to create and share customized playlists, save your favorite videos for quick access, and set your default preferences.

*Google Scholar Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts, and articles.

*Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage Learning) Utilizes many different sources to provide information on both sides of controversial topics. Tutorial

Web of Science A multidisciplinary research portal that enables users to search current and retrospective information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides cited reference searching, allowing users to navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover information relevant to their research.

Subject Databases

America: History and Life with full-text (EBSCO) Gives citations and abstracts for articles dealing with history of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

American Presidency Project  A searchable database of over 99,158 documents, related to the study of the Presidency, including; the messages and papers of the Presidents Washington - Taft (1789-1913), the Public Papers of the Presidents Hoover - G.W. Bush (1929-2006) & Obama (2009), the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents Carter - G.W. Bush (1977-2009).

American Rhetoric  A database of and index to 5000+ full-text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.

CQ Researcher Includes original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news.

*FDsys - Federal Digital System A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free, electronic access to a wealth of information products produced by the Federal Government.

Fedstats: One-stop shopping for Federal Statistics This site provides easy access to a full range of statistics and information, produced by federal agencies for public use.

Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia This database provides over 25,000 (full text and Audio) encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO) Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, and offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full-text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals, and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

Political Science Commons™  Resource from The Digital Commons Network that provides free access to full-text scholarly articles and other research from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, this dynamic research tool includes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Political Science Complete (EBSCO) Indexes over 2,000 journals, with abstracts and full-text for many titles, some as early as 1922. It provides access to scholarly research in all areas of political science. The database provides a comprehensive resource for all things related to political science.

*Population Index On the Web Includes selective indexing for demographic research, with abstracts from journals, books, working papers, doctoral dissertations, and other sources.

Texas Reference Center (EBSCO) A Texas specific product comprised of periodicals, reference books, reports, and other content relevant to the state. Texas Reference Center contains more than 75 full-text periodicals, 150 full-text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and much more.

*The United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL) Established by the Division for Palestinian Rights in response to successive General Assembly mandates. The main collection contains the full-text of United Nations material concerning the question of Palestine and other issues in the Middle East. UNISPAL contains English full-text United Nations documents, with a growing number of texts in other official UN languages.

Westlaw Campus Research News & Business Offers full-text information from Hoover’s Company Profiles and Basic Company Reports, and other business publications.

*WestlawNext Campus Research  A legal research database offering case law, laws from all 50 states, federal statutes, federal regulations, and more.

*World Data Analyst Online (Britannica Online) An online tool which allows users to analyze countries, and offers statistical comparisons of countries around the world, using both the most recent statistics, and historical figures.

*World Legal Information Institute The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility. WorldLII provides 1165 databases, from 123 jurisdictions, via 14 Legal Information Institutes. Databases of case-law, legislation, treaties, law reform reports, law journals, and other materials are included.




Americans at war : society, culture, and the homefront  This four volume set covers major American conflicts in the context of cultural, social events, and conditions on the home front.
VOLUME 1: 1500–1815
VOLUME 2: 1816–1900
VOLUME 3: 1901–1945

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) This series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. The following volumes are currently available as eBooks: Foreign Relations of the United States:
Volume XIX, Arab-Israeli Crisis and War, 1967
Volume X, Vietnam, January 1973–July 1975
Volume XXIV, Middle East Region and Arabian Peninsula, 1969–1972; Jordan, September 1970
Volume XXXII, SALT I, 1969–1972
Volume E–12, Documents on East and Southeast Asia, 1973–1976

*eBook Academic Subscription Collection  A large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles that represent a broad range of academic subject matter, including art, business, education, literary criticism, philosophy, political science, religion, technology & engineering, and much more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library   Access the content of reference books electronically, anytime, anywhere.
Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy




The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) The OECD promotes policies that improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. OECD works with governments to understand what drives economic,social and environmental change, measuring productivity and global flows of trade and investment analyzing and comparing data to predict future trends. OECD sets international standards on a wide range of indicators, ranging from agriculture and taxation to chemical safety .

*Congress.gov The official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Includes activities of Congress, status and text of bills, committee reports and homepages, historical documents, and more.

Congressional Research Service [CRS] Reports This legislative agency (CRS) provides policy and legal analysis of topics under discussion by committees or members of Congress regardless of party affiliation. The reports are collected and made available by a number of free sites, including UNT Digital Library

DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
From this page you can browse the DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. The DOD Dictionary and the Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations master data base are managed by the Joint Doctrine Division, J-7, Joint Staff. All approved joint definitions are contained in Joint Publication 1-02, "DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms."

*DTIC Public Technical Reports The largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available. The database is mostly full-text and includes dissertations and thesis from all the war colleges, and almost any other type of research done, or paid for, by the Department of Defense.

C-SPAN Video Library The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, totaling over 194,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible. Programs are extensively indexed making the database of C-SPAN programming an unparalleled chronological resource. Programs are indexed by subject, speaker names, titles, affiliations, sponsors, committees, categories, formats, policy groups, keywords, and location.

FIRSTGOV.gov  This is the U. S. Government’s official web portal. It provides access to online government service, publication news and many more resources.

Map Resources, National Defense University Library  A guide to map resources on the internet. Prepared by the NDU Library staff in support of the courses, conferences, and research requirements of the National Defense University. This is one of the best available collections of links to online map resources.

NBC Learn Higher Ed Offers unique collections of video resources, primary sources, historic footage, images, mini-documentaries and text resources designed for use in the classroom.

OpenSecrets.Org  A guide to money in American politics maintained by The Center for Responsive Politics.

The Pew Charitable Trusts  The Pew Charitable Trusts apply a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life. This website provides access to extensive collections of original research, survey data and reports. This information is based on the best available research, a clear and achievable design, and is intended to have a reasonable prospect of leading to meaningful progress, on an important social problem, within a realistic timeframe.

UNData The United Nations provides an internet-based data service that brings UN statistical databases within reach of users. Researchers can search and download a variety of statistical resources collected by the UN. Over the past 60 years, the UN has accumulated an impressive amount of information. This powerful tool brings a unique and authoritative set of data, not only to the desks of decision-makers and analysts, but also to journalists, to students, and to all citizens of the world.

U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century  The purpose of the Commission is to provide the most comprehensive government-sponsored review of U.S. National Security in more than 50 years.

U.S. Government Information. GPO Access  Contains full-text of the Congressional Record, Congressional Bills, Public laws, Federal Register, U.S. CODE, and more.

STATE of TEXAS Government Information  Offers a variety of resource links, including state agencies, counties and cities, travel information, business information and more.

World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII)  A free, independent, and non-profit global legal research facility. WorldLII provides 1,165 databases, from 123 jurisdictions, via 14 Legal Information Institutes. Databases of case-law, legislation, treaties, law reform reports, law journals, and other materials are included.





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