Research & Documentation Online 5th Edition

Political science

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online.

New York: Columbia University Press, 1997–. A digital library of working papers, journals, books, course materials, and case studies on world affairs.

LexisNexis: Congressional.

Bethesda: LexisNexis, 1970–. The most comprehensive database of information on the U.S. Congress. This database provides bibliographic citations, descriptive abstracts, and the full texts of many documents including bills, laws (with legislative histories), committee reports, the Congressional Record, and more.

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications.

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1895–. An index to publications from federal agencies and Congress, arranged by issuing body and indexed by author, title, subject, and series or report number. Current years are available online, with free access to the index from 1995 to the present, at

PAIS International.

New York: Public Affairs Information Service, 1972–. An index to books, articles, and government documents on public affairs, including politics, social issues, and economics. International in scope, this work combines the Public Affairs Information Service (1915–90), a long-running publication that is a good resource for historical analysis of politics, and PAIS Foreign Language Index (1972–90).