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Getting Started: Background Information

  • Credo Reference
    Hundreds of dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas. Full text is linked directly in the database.

Finding Scholarly Information

See a list of all article databases via the Library Homepage  --  Research  --  Databases A-Z.

Check the Subject Guides (linked from the Library Homepage in the Research area ) for other recommended databases for this and other subject areas.

Subject-specific Databases: Political Science / Policy

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
A database of scholarly journal articles, working papers, policy briefs, conference proceedings, and more in the area of international affairs theory and research. Full text is linked directly in the database.

Think Tank Search (Harvard Kennedy School)
"Think Tank Search is a custom Google search of more than 450 think tank websites. For the purposes of this search, think tanks are defined as institutions affiliated with universities, governments, advocacy groups, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and businesses that generate public policy research, analysis, and activity. Inclusion is based upon the relevancy of subject area to HKS [Harvard Kennedy School] coursework and scholarship, the availability of the think tank’s research in full-text on the website, and the think tank’s reputation and influence upon policy making. The list represents a mixture of partisan and non-partisan think tanks."

PAIS
Citations from scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, policy briefs, government publications, and more from on domestic and international political, economic, social and public policy issues. Use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Citations from scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, policy briefs, government publications, and more in political science and complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. Use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

Subject-specific Databases: Sciences

ScienceDirect: Health, Life, and Physical Sciences
A database of 1000+ full-text Elsevier journals in the areas of health, life, and physical sciences from 1995 to the present.

SpringerLink
Over 1,700 journals from publisher Springer-Verlag with coverage from 1997 to present. Subjects covered focus on the natural sciences, but also include significant titles in behavioral sciences, humanities, social sciences and law.

Multi-disciplinary Databases

Academic Search Complete
A database of both scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas, including political science. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

JSTOR
A database of scholarly journals for most academic disciplines. The most recent three to five years of most journals are not included. Full text is linked directly in the database.

Omnifile
A database of scholarly and non-scholarly journals covering various subjects including general sciences, humanities, social sciences, and business. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

      
     

    Finding Popular Information (News and Magazines)

    Academic Search Complete
    A database of both scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas, including political science. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

    LexisNexis Academic
    Full text of thousands of newspapers, magazines, broadcast transcripts, business publications, legal materials, and more.

     

    Getting the Full Text of Articles

    To get the full text of an article, consider the following options:

    - If you are in Encompass Search or a library database, look for "Check for Full Text buttons," "Access Online," or "Check eResources" buttons. These buttons will take you the full text of the article or tell you that the full text cannot be found. If the full text is not available from Trexler Library, look for buttons to request the item from another library via interlibrary loan. Or go directly to the interlibrary loan request forms.

    - If you have citation information for the article (i.e., journal title, article title, publication year, etc.), type the information about your article in Encompass Search on the library website. If the library subscribes to the full text, you will be directed to the article (see first bullet above). If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.

    - If Trexler Library does not have access to the full text of the article, search Google Scholar by article title to see if the author has made a copy freely available online. If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.

    Finding Policy/Legal Information from Environmental/Governmental Organizations' Websites

    INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

    European Commission: Environment
    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/index_en.htm

    European Union: Environment
    http://europa.eu/pol/env/index_en.htm

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    http://www.ipcc.ch/

    International Union for the Conservation of Nature
    http://www.iucn.org/

    North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation
    http://www.cec.org/home/index.cfm?varlan=english

    OECD Environment
    http://www.oecd.org/environment/

    United Nations Division for Sustainable Development
    http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/

    United Nations Enviroment Programme
    http://www.unep.org/

    DOMESTIC GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

    United States

    Department of Agriculture
    http://www.usda.gov/

    Department of Energy
    http://www.energy.gov/

    Department of the Interior
    http://www.doi.gov/

    Departments of State
    http://www.state.gov/

    Environmental Protection Agency
    http://www.epa.gov/

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    http://www.noaa.gov/

    ProQuest Congressional
    Information from the U.S. legislature, including full text of bills from 1989 on, public laws from 1988 on, committee reports from 1990 on, House and Senate documents from 1995 on, Congressional Record from 1985 on, Federal Register from 1980 on, and more government information.

    Other Nations

    Governments on the World Wide Web
    http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/

    Legal Information Institute, Law by Source: Global (Cornell University)
    http://www.law.cornell.edu/world/
    The LII collection of world legal materials gathers, country by country, continent by continent, the Internet-accessible sources of the constitutions, statutes, judicial opinions, and related legal material from around the globe (excluding the U.S. material held in the LII's other collections). It also holds resources and document collections of International Law.

    WashLaw Web: Foreign and International Law (Washburn University School of Law Library)
    http://www.washlaw.edu/forint/index.html
    This site provides a tremendous number of links as well as access to foreign and international legal resources and research tools. It's especially strong on finding legal materials from specific countries (i.e. Nigerian law).

    World Legal Information Institute
    http://www.worldlii.org/catalog/215.html
    Organized by country and then by subject.

    NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, THINK TANKS, AND OTHER SELECTED SITES

    EcoLex: The Gateway to Enviromental Law
    http://www.ecolex.org/start.php
    "ECOLEX is an information service on environmental law, operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP.  Its purpose is to build capacity worldwide by providing the most comprehensive possible global source of information on environmental law."
    Includes information on environmental treaties, national legislation, case law, secondary literature, etc.

    EISIL: International Environmental Law (American Society of International Law)
    http://www.eisil.org/index.php?sid=546311807&t=sub_pages&cat=18
    Links to treaties and websites.  Organized by subject.

    Foundation for International Law and Development
    http://www.field.org.uk/index.php
    "Our Vision: A fair, effective and accessible system of international law that protects the global environment and promotes sustainable development. [...] We contribute to this through: Advocacy for broader access to environmental justice and fairer international laws and institutions; Advice and capacity building for groups ranging from poor communities to senior government officials; Research on international law, policy and national practice."

    Think Tank Search
    http://www.hks.harvard.edu/library/research/guides/think-tanks-directory.htm
    Directory of think tanks, from Harvard Kennedy School Library. Search option available, as well.

    World Resources Institute
    http://www.wri.org/
    "The World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives.  Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations."

    Worldwatch Institute
    http://www.worldwatch.org/
    " Worldwatch Institute delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch focuses on the 21st century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society. "

        

      Citing Your Sources

      For information on why to cite your sources and how to avoid plagiarism, see the Get Started with Library Research: Cite Sources guide.

      For help using Chicago style, consult the following resources:

      • The Chicago manual of style (16th ed., 2010)
        Location: Online or search Encompass Search by title or Ready Reference 808.027 C632m

      For help with Zotero, a "free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources," see https://www.zotero.org/.

          

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