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Law, Politics & Society Research Guide

Law, Politics & Society

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America: History and Life
(EBSCO)
Index to the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Partial more information
American History in Video
(Alexander Street Press)
Historical coverage from the early history of Native Americans to the 1988 Vicennes Affair in the Persian Gulf. Biographical coverage ranges from eighteenth century to modern day figures. Yes more information
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
(GPO Access)
Free index to federal government publications distributed through the Superintendent of Documents. Yes more information
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) Scholarly source for theory and research in international affairs; includes papers, projects, proceedings, books, journals, policy briefs and teaching materials (i.e., case studies and background readings). No more information
CountryWatch Up-to-date news and information on all of the world's countries. No more information
Declassified Documents Reference System
(Gale)
Provides access to 500,000+ pages of previously classified government documents. Covers major international events including the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. Underpins studies in international relations and U S. foreign & domestic policy studies. No more information
Eighteenth Century Collections Online - Law Encompases the development of law in the British Empire between 1701 and 1800. Topics include acts, criminal and international law, appellants’ cases and more Yes more information
Global Issues in Context
(Gale)
A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. No more information
HeinOnline An online research tool with more than 100 million pages of legal history available in a fully-searchable, image-based format. Yes more information
Index to Legal Periodicals
(EBSCO)
This retrospective database indexes legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand dating back to 1908. Partial more information
LegalTrac
(Gale)
Database for research in case law, government regulations, the practice of law, statutes, taxation and international law. Covers all major law reviews, and specialty law and bar association journals. No more information
LexisNexis Academic Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. No more information
Making of Modern Law This database provides full-text access to over 22,000 American and British legal treatises. Yes more information
Making of Modern Law Trials, 1600 - 1926 A collection of legal transcripts and sensational trial accounts describing the courtroom drama in America, the British Empire and the world. No more information
Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources Offers online access to early state codes, city charters, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other resources in American legal history. No more information
National Review Archive The National Review has been a leading journal of opinion since its inception in 1955. Yes more information
New Republic Archive The New Republic, founded in 1914, is a U.S.-based journal of opinion on politics and the arts. Approach tends to be centrist conservative. Yes more information
New York Times New York Times access 1851-present. Direct access to virtually all NY Times content from that time period. Requires a separate, one-time registration. For details, visit http://researchguides.drake.edu/nyt No more information
New York Times (LexisNexis) NYT, from 1930 to present (for older coverage, see "New York Times Historical Newspaper") For all articles from today's version, just click on "Today" in the date field and then "Search." No more information
New York Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers) Full-text including scanned digital images of the New York Times, 1851-2012 Yes more information
Oxford Handbooks Online Full text online versions of the Oxford Handbooks, available in seven complete subject modules: Business & Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Literature, Psychology, and History. Yes more information
Politics in America Information on members of the U.S. Congress and their districts. Yes more information
ProQuest Congressional Historic and current congressional information supporting in-depth research in public policy, historical, and legal areas of interest No more information
Springer eBook, 2010-2017 Collections A collection of electronic books in a variety of subjects. Users have the option to order a personal print copy of ebooks owned by Drake (2010-2017 collection) for $24.99 (regardless of the actual book price). These "MyCopy" books are soft-cover b/w print copies that are mailed to the user’s address. Yes more information
Statista Online statistics portal providing access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions. Includes many easily-cited authoritative infographics. No more information
Statistical Abstract of the United States
(ProQuest)
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. No more information
U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 Features approximately 11 million pages and more than 350,000 separate documents. Almost 150,000 Supreme Court cases are available. No more information
Vital Statistics on American Politics More than 230 tables and charts covering the full spectrum of American politics dating back to 1788. No more information

Other Resources

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Academic Search Premier
(EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 2,800 peer-reviewed journals. Partial more information
Academic Video Online
(Alexander Street Press)
A single cross-searchable repository of Alexander Street Press online video titles currently available to Drake users. This includes American History in Video and World History in Video Yes more information
Ambrose Digital Streaming Video Collection of streaming video clips and full programs. The database includes all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays produced by BBC as well as additional films in history, social sciences, literature, fine arts, and the sciences. No more information
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
(EBSCO)
Searchable, open access database of dissertations from 1933-1955. Partial more information
Annual Reviews Collection of critical reviews written by leading scientists in 40 disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics. Yes more information
Artemis Primary Sources
(Gale)
Combines Gale primary source databases into one searchable environment. No more information
ArticleFirst
(OCLC)
Index of articles from the contents pages of journals in business, science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology and popular culture. Partial more information
Bibliography of Native North Americans
(EBSCO)
Contains citations to literature covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life published from the sixteenth century to the present. Partial more information
Book Citation Index
(Web of Science )
Allows cited reference searching of over 30,000 editorially selected books published since 2005 in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No more information
Britannica Online Fully searchable version of this authoritative, general encyclopedia. It also includes the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Britannica Book of the Year. Yes more information
Cambridge Histories Online Online version of the prestigious Cambridge Economic Histories Online for Europe, Latin America, India, and the Greco-Roman world. Yes more information
Chicago Manual of Style Online
(University of Chicago)
Online version of the 16th and 17th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style. Fully searchable. No more information
Chicago Tribune (Proquest Historical Newspapers) Digital version of the Chicago Tribune (1849-1992). No more information
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
(Web of Science)
This citation index covers conference literature in all scientific and technical fields, as well as all fields of social sciences, arts, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No more information
CQ Press Researcher Online Looking for a "hot topic" on which to do a research paper? This database is a great place to start! It offers pros & cons, background information, and in-depth analysis on a variety of topics, issues, and controversies currently in the news. Yes more information
CQ Weekly Reports on issues on the congressional horizon, plus a wrap up of the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee & floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. Coverage from 1983 to present. Yes more information
Credo Reference Portal to over 500 highly regarded reference sources. Examples of sources covered include: Art, Business, Food & Beverage, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology. Yes more information
Current Contents Connect
(Web of Science)
Current awareness database provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, abstracts from recently published issues of scholarly journals, and evaluated websites. No more information
Data Citation Index
(Web of Science)
Indexes data studies and datasets across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and links the datasets/studies with published literature. No more information
Derwent Innovations Index
(Web of Science)
Enables patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. No more information
Duke University Press Journals Online (e-Duke Scholarly Collection) Provides access to 39 Duke University Press journals in the humanities and social sciences. Can search across the entire collection or search individual journals. Partial more information
Encyclopedia of Associations The Encyclopedia of Associations is a comprehensive source of detailed information on over 151,000 nonprofit membership organizations worldwide. No more information
eScholarShare (Drake University) Scholarly repository of Drake University. Includes 1000+ electronic theses & dissertations. Yes more information
Ethnic NewsWatch
(ProQuest)
Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. Yes more information
European Views of the Americas
(EBSCO)
Comprehensive bibliographic guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Partial more information
Filmakers Library Online
(Alexander Street Press)
Collection of over 1,400 international documentary films made from 1974 to the present by independent filmakers from all over the world. They are feature length films, providing hundreds of hours of viewing and transcripts that scroll as the video plays. Yes more information
Gale Virtual Reference Library A collection of reference works on the Arts, Business, Education, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, and the Social Sciences. Yes more information
Government Printing Office
(OCLC)
The GPO Monthly Catalog provides bibliographic citations for all types of U.S. government documents. Not a full-text database Yes more information
GreenFILE
(EBSCO)
A bibliographic database of resources in a variety of formats that address environmental concerns. Partial more information
GREENR - Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources
(Gale)
A database focused on the issues relating to the environment. Its coverage extends to news, case studies, videos, and news, as well as academic journals. Partial more information
Historic Documents Collection
(Sage)
Primary sources including presidential speeches, international agreements, Supreme Court decisions, US government reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions arranged chronologically. No more information
Journal Citation Reports Measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels by showing the relationship between citing and cited journals available in the Web of Science. (Essential Science Indicators is another similar database for exploring scholarly metrics.) Yes more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes more information
Marquis Who's Who in America Biographical information from various "Who's Who" series. Yes more information
Newspaper Source Plus
(EBSCO)
Newspapers, television and radio news transcripts. Yes more information
NewsVault Cross-search Gale newspaper archives using a single interface. Drake has access to the complete (London) Times Digital Archive and the 19th Century U.S. Newspaper Digital Archive. No more information
Oxford English Dictionary 2nd edition of the 20-volume set. Includes meaning, history, & pronunciation of over 1/2 million words, both past and present. No more information
Oxford Reference Online Access to dictionaries & reference works in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. Yes more information
Periodicals Archive Online
(ProQuest)
Archive of backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences, spanning more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages. Yes more information
PIVOT Funding Search PIVOT is a funding search program that will offer tools and services designed to facilitate discovery and research. No more information
PoliticoPro A premium policy news and information resource designed to keep students, faculty and researchers in lock-step with the unprecedented pace of developments in our current political climate. No more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes more information
RefWorks [Old Version] Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty No more information
SciELO Citation Index
(Web of Science)
SciELO content includes regional journals from Latin American and the Caribbean as well as titles from Spain, Portugal and South Africa. Yes more information
Social Sciences Citation Index
(Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary index to more than 1,950 scholarly social sciences journals as well as relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Yes more information
Sociological Abstracts
(Proquest)
This database abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Yes more information
The Nation Archive
(EBSCO)
Full-text of The Nation, a weekly magazine, from 1865 - present. Yes more information
Very Short Introductions
(Oxford)
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. Yes more information
Wall Street Journal (Proquest) Full-text of the newspaper's eastern edition, 1984 - present. Yes more information
Web of Science Web of Science, a database that provides quick and powerful access to the world's leading citation databases and sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities research content. (Includes: Biosis Citation Index, Currents Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, MEDLINE, SciELO Citation Index, Zoological Record, and the Web of Science Core Collection: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial more information
Web of Science Core Collection A subset of databases within the Web of Science that provide access to the world’s leading citation databases, with multidisciplinary information from over 12,000 high impact journals and over 160,000 conference proceedings from around the world. (Includes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial more information
World DataBank Access to nation-by-nation (or aggregate) statistical data. No more information
World History in Video Contains a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow you to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late 20th century. Videos are global in scope, and capture longer-term and multiple perspectives, so you can make connections across cultures and over time. Yes more information
WorldCat
(OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. No more information
WorldCat Dissertations
(OCLC)
Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat No more information