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Government & Public Policy: Home
Guide to finding and using information supporting learning and research in Government and Public Policy (including Politics and International Relations).
ProQuest's Politics Collection provides access to databases such as PAIS and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, covering the international literature in political science and public administration/policy, along with related fields. Together, they provide abstracts, indexing and full text coverage of journal articles, country reports, dissertations, think-tank reports, working papers, government documents and more, including full-text from many leading political science and international relations journals.
This collection includes: PAIS Index, Policy File Index, Political Science Database, and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.
Subject coverage includes: politics, government, international relations, public policy and electoral systems.
ProQuest Political Science gives users access to over 410 leading political science and international relations journals. This collection provides the full-text of 385 core titles, many of which are indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. New to ProQuest Political Science are hundreds of recent, full-text, political science dissertations from U.S. and Canadian universities, as well as thousands of current working papers from the Political Science Research Network.
Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.
PAIS covers issues in the public debate.
It provides selective coverage of a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more.
Dates of coverage: 1972 to present (PAIS International) 1915 – 1976 (PAIS Archive).
Subject coverage includes: economic conditions; education; energy resources and policy; government; health conditions; human rights; international relations; labour conditions and policy; politics; and social conditions.
Policy File Index is a resource for U.S. public policy research. Users are able to access timely, updated information from over 350 public policy think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, research institutes, university centers, advocacy groups, and other entities.
This database also forms part of ProQuest's Politics Collection.
Dates of coverage: 1990 - current.
Subject coverage includes: economics, international relations, politics, public policy and political science.
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The Politics Collection (comprised of the Political Science Database, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, PAIS Index, and Policy File Index) forms part of the broader collection:
Social Science Premium Collection provides access to databases covering the international literature in the social sciences.
It provides abstracts, indexing and full text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers and more, including deep indexing and full text from over 1000 important social science journals. (Featured databases include IBSS, PAIS and Sociological Abstracts.)
Dates of coverage: 1871 - current.
Subject coverage includes: politics, sociology, social services, anthropology, criminology and education.
All databases related to the subject Government & Public Policy - derived from the A-Z list.
Browsing Political Science Journals
You can use BrowZine to find journals in your subject area. Please note that BrowZine does not list all of Strathclyde's journals, but it is a useful way to identify key journals within a subject field.
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Useful shelf numbers
Library books are arranged by the Dewey Decimal classification scheme whereby each subject is represented by a number.
You will find books on the same subject will have the same number. The shelfmark is preceded by the letter D and will be followed by 3 letters, which are usually the first 3 letters of the author's name.