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Tools for Developing Topic Ideas
Europa World Yearbook
Information by country on a variety of topics, including: contemporary political history, constitution and government, economic affairs, and more.
Political Handbook of the World
Information by country on a variety of topics, including: government and politics, constitution, foreign affairs, political and opposition parties, and more.
Hundreds of authoritative dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas.
Tools for Finding Sources
SCHOLARLY, PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
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.
Fully searchable government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and more than 2,600 scholarly journals. HeinOnline provides topic specific databases including all of the world's constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, Criminal Justice, Religion and the Law, and Women and the Law among others. Full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase,
Academic Search Complete
A database of both scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas, including psychology. 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.
Note: Subject Guides point you to recommended resources in each subject area. Look for the subject area related to your research interest and then for databases recommended for that subject.
Provides full text news information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers from all continents, including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, Folha de Sao Paulo, El Norte, Financial Times, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, Asian Wall Street Journal. Does not include newspapers from within the United States.
Provides full text access to current and recent archives of major daily news publications, regional, and local news resources in the US & Canada, plus over 800 more from around the globe. Publication types include newspapers, newswires, news journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites.
NOTE: Take note of government agencies, government documents, and other government-related references in your scholarly and popular sources that may be helpful in directing your searching here.
NOTE: Access to government documents from other countries via these resources depends largely on how available each country makes them. Language may prove to be another barrier.
Legal Information Institute (LII), Law by Source: Global
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.
World Legal Information Institute
Links to constitutions, laws, treaties, international agreements, and related resources by country.
"The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text."
Think Tank Search
Search Google by keyword to identify think tanks that are addressing topic. Make sure to consider the think tank perspective when considering their proposed solutions.
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