Databases by subject: Politics

Major Indexes

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

Find scholarship on international affairs, including working papers, research projects, paper series, conference proceedings, books, journals, and policy briefs, from 1991-present.


Find Congressional reports, bills, hearings, committee prints, serial set maps, and other documents.

CQ Press Political Reference Suite

Online editions of CQ Press reference works in political science, including CQ Almanac, Congress and the Nation, Elections A to Z, Encyclopedia of Political Science, Political Handbook of the World, The Presidency A to Z, the Washington Information Directory, and many more.

CQ Voting and Elections Collections

Find historical and modern voting data, analyses of campaigns and voting behavior, explanations of electoral process and reforms, and census and district demographics.

GPO Monthly Catalog (1895-1976)

Find citations to federal documents published between 1895-1976.

GPO Monthly Catalog (1976 - to date)

Find electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government, from 1976 to the present.

Keesing's World News Archive

Find summarized news reports from 1931-present on world events in the monthly digest of articles compiled by Keesing’s editorial staff. Events covered are elections and changes of government; wars, treaties, and diplomacy; terrorism and security; legislation; international agreements; actions by the UN and other international organizations; natural disasters, environmental issues, and scientific discoveries.

Political Science Complete

Find articles, books, and conference papers in political science, international relations and law.

Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)

Find articles, book citations, and government documents on public policy, international relations, and business.

Additional Indexes


Index to United Nations documents including Official Records, draft resolutions, and UN Treaty Series citations from 1966 to the present.

Alternative Press Index

Find citations to articles from alternative, radical, and left publications, 1991-present, covering racial and gender issues, gay and lesbian studies, labor, and more.

AP Images

Find photographs, videos, and graphics from the archives of the Associated Press, from mid 1800s-present.

AUL (Air University Library) Index to Military Periodicals

Find citations to articles on military, geopolitical, and aeronautical topics from more than 80 military journals.

CQ Researcher Plus Archive

Find reports and analysis on a variety of current issues. Includes background information, pro/con debates, and a chronology of the issue.

Declassified Documents Reference System (DDRS)

Find declassified government documents on major domestic and international events of the post-WWII era.

Digital National Security Archive

Find declassified government documents about U.S. foreign policy and military policy since 1945. Search across all collections, by a specific area, and by chronology.

Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports

Access monthly reports and as yearly profiles detailing current economic and political events and in-depth analysis of political and economic trends for more than 200 countries.

Economist Intelligence Unit Market Indicators and Forecasts

Find market indicators and forecast data available by individual countries or global regions.

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement

Find both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social science and social measurement.

Energy Citations Database

Find science, technology, and engineering research information from the U.S. Department of Energy.

FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service, 1975-1996)

Find citations to translations of foreign news sources, 1975-1996. Full articles are on microfiche.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1974-1996

Find translations of broadcast news, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from over 100 nations around the world between 1974 and 1996.

GPO's Govinfo (formerly FDsys)

Find critical federal publications, including the Federal Register, Congressional Record, and Code of Federal Regulations.

Historical Statistics of the United States (Millennial edition)

Find statistics on virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history from 1790 to the present. Topics range from migration and health to crime and labor, and are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field.

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) Data Archive

Find and download data sets and documentation in sociology, political science, education, economics, and other areas. Users may search for data, but will need to create an account to download data.

Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports

An English language archive of translations of foreign scientific, technical, and political reports and other materials.

Latin American Newsstream

Find news from newspapers, newswires, and news sites from Latin American countries, 1998 to present.

Leadership Congress

Search updated information on elected officials, staffers, committees and more for the current U.S. Congress.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts

Find government reports, journal articles, and books in the areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse, from 1960s to present.

ProQuest Statistical Insight

Find federal statistics and abstracts for U.S. (ASI), state, and local governments (SRI) and privately-published, international, and intergovernmental statistical sources (IIS) from 1973 to the present.

Sage Research Methods Online

Find books, encyclopedias, and dictionaries and use tools to explore research methods.

U.K. Parliamentary Papers

Find full text of government documents of the British House of Commons and House of Lords, 18th century to present, including bills and committee reports.


Find official statistics produced by countries and compiled by United Nations data system, as well as estimates and projections.

Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to Present

Find texts by women activists, 1840-present.

World Development Indicators Online (WDI)

Find statistical data for over 800 development indicators and time series data from 1960-2007 for 227 economies.

World News Connection (WNC)

Find translated and English-language news sources and other reports from around the world, 1995-2013. Coverage of non-U.S. local media sources is particularly effective.