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Political Science: Home

An SU Libraries' research starting points guide for political science

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U.S. Public Policy News

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Politico - Is It True?

Journalists at Politico in 2018 have launched, "Is It True? - A Fake News Database."  That effort compiles online news that is a hoax, doctored or impostor news publications.  Politico accepts submissions from the public of news content falling into these categories.  For more information, visit Is It True?  About This Project.

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News - Nexis Uni


Nexis Uni Support & Training (LexisNexis)

PDFs with overviews of Nexis Uni, user search tips, permalinking options, etc.

For a gateway to additional newspaper databases SU Libraries offers - visit the online research guide site called Newspaper Databases - Both ProQuest News & Newspapers & Access World News databases are highly recommended.

      Database BEST BETS

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts [Proquest] - Citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.  A core research tool for exploring the discipline's journal literature.  Looking for other excellent collections of scholarly & professional literature in political science? Try these databases (and be sure to visit this guide's Databases page for additional options):

And also explore this further segment of ProQuest -  specifically focusing on political science sources - -

Writing & Research

Here are some titles in the Library collection helpful for their framing of research processes and related writing in public policy

Online Encyclopedia

U.S. Federal Government Publications & Social Media

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Academic Video Online

Includes a significant subset of archival copies of episodes from the CBS news magazine TV program, 60 Minutes (1997-2014)

Kanopy - Video Collection

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Qualitative Data Repository

The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) is a dedicated archive for storing and sharing digital data (and accompanying documentation) generated or collected through qualitative and multi-method research in the social sciences. QDR provides search tools to facilitate the discovery of data, and also serves as a portal to material beyond its own holdings, with links to U.S. and international archives. The repository’s initial emphasis is on political science.  QDR is funded by the National Science Foundation, and hosted by the Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry, a unit of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Policy Map

Policy Map is a geographic information system which allows you to easily create and customize maps, tables, and charts detailing various U.S. demographics, real estate, crime, money & income, jobs, education, energy, and public investments. T R F Policy Map makes federal United States legislative information freely available to the public. Launched Sept. 19, 2012, this site is a successor to, the previous public site for legislative information.