Databases by subject: Politics & Public Policy

Major Indexes

Bloomberg BNA Law School Professional Information Center

Find reports on a full range of legal, regulatory, economic, and international subjects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys)

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

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.

OECD iLibrary

Find full text books, reports, periodicals, and statistics published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Political Science Complete

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

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.

Reference USA

ReferenceUSA can help users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. This database has access to more than 20 million businesses, 222 million consumers, U.S. new businesses, and U.S. new homeowners.

SRDS - Standard Rate and Data Service

SRDS is a database of media rates that catalogs more than 100,000 U.S. and international media properties.

United Nations Common Database (UNCDB)

Find statistics collected by the United Nations on a variety of topics, including agriculture, crime, education, employment, environment, and health.

World Development Indicators Online (WDI)

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