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Papers from think tanks, IGOs, NGOs, and research organizations around the world including papers from dissolved organizations.
U.S. Public Policy News
Policy news covering agriculture, budget and appropriations, campaigns, cybersecurity, defense, education, energy, health, labor, employment, taxes, technology, trade, and transportation.
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.
North Korea Studies
NK News Pro
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), including information news and analysis.
News - Nexis Uni
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News, business, and legal sources covering world news and companies, and including U.S. Supreme Court decisions, state, federal and international law, regulations, and law reviews.
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEXIS UNI - WHICH IS THE LEXIS NEXIS REPLACEMENT INTERFACE FOR THE DATABASE FORMERLY KNOWN AS LEXISNEXIS ACADEMIC:
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
Writing Public Policy by
Publication Date: 2018-07-16
In Writing Public Policy: A Practical Guide to Communicating in the Policy Making Process, Fifth Edition, Catherine F. Smith presents a general method for planning, producing, accessing, and critically analyzing communications in a variety of real-life public policy contexts and situations.This practical, concise guide is ideal for students preparing for careers in politics, government, public relations, law, public policy, journalism, social work, or in any role related to public affairs.
Writing a Research Paper in Political Science by
Call Number: JA86 B24
Publication Date: 2019-01-28
Even students capable of writing excellent essays still find their first major political science research paper an intimidating experience. Crafting the right research question, finding good sources, properly summarizing them, operationalizing concepts and designing good tests for their hypotheses, presenting and analyzing quantitative as well as qualitative data are all tough-going without a great deal of guidance and encouragement. Writing a Research Paper in Political Science breaks down the research paper into its constituent parts and shows students what they need to do at each stage to successfully complete each component until the paper is finished. Practical summaries, recipes for success, worksheets, exercises, and a series of handy checklists make this a must-have supplement for any writing-intensive political science course.
Public Policy Skills in Action by
Call Number: H 97 C6653 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-19
In this completely revised edition, Bill Coplin continues to prepare the next generation of leaders to bring their hearts and minds to solving the many problems that we face in the twenty-first century. The book teaches students the essential components for public policy analysis; how to get information from published sources and individuals; how to survey stakeholders; formulate public policy; examine costs and benefits of a policy; develop political strategies; write a briefing paper; among other skills.
Doing Dissertations in Politics by
Call Number: JA86 S55 2001
Publication Date: 2001-10-12
This guide has been designed to help undergraduates develop an understanding of practical research methods, and their application in the undergraduate dissertation. Written in an accessible and engaging style, it offers advice on all aspects of undergraduate research, from choosing a dissertation subject through to presenting the finished article. Features of this book: concise chapters which provide an introduction to various aspects of research methods, including: why it is important; quantitative and qualitative methods; and practical application advice, hints and tips on planning, presenting, researching and writing undergraduate dissertations a wide range of examples of research to clearly illustrate different issues and methods which students may encounter guides to further reading and thinking at the end of each chapter.
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences by
Publication Date: 2015-03-26
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, first published in 2001, offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Available as an online edition, it comprises 26 volumes, over 3,900 articles, commissioned by 71 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes. Provides authoritative, foundational, interdisciplinary knowledge across the wide range of behavioral and social sciences fields Discusses history, current trends and future directions Topics are cross-referenced with related topics and each article highlights further reading
U.S. Federal Government Publications & Social Media
Academic Video Online
Academic Video Online
Streaming videos, including documentaries, newsreels and programs, interviews, and performances, on a wide range of subjects from providers such as CBS, Universal, and The Open University.
Includes a significant subset of archival copies of episodes from the CBS news magazine TV program, 60 Minutes (1997-2014)
Kanopy - Video Collection
One of the largest academic streaming video collections in the market, containing tens of thousands of educational titles, and also U.S. and international feature films. Kanopy partners with over 800 producers, including the Criterion Collection/Janus Films, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, PBS, BBC, California Newsreel, Media Education Foundation and more. New titles are added continuously. Subjects cover all academic disciplines and include technical training videos. Video links may be embedded into instructional courseware systems like Blackboard. Some titles include transcripts and closed captioning. The platform video player is WCAG-compliant.
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.
Congress.gov makes federal United States legislative information freely available to the public. Launched Sept. 19, 2012, this site is a successor to THOMAS.gov, the previous public site for legislative information.
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