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International Politics Paper, Spring 2018: Start Here

How To Find Journal Articles and Working Papers


contains the full-text of many of the classic political

science journals back to their earliest issues. 

 Note:  there is a gap of typically 1-5 years between the

most recently published journal issue and the

content available in JSTOR


Columbia International Affairs Online

 - a comprehensive source for theory and research

in international affairs publishes materials from 1991 onward.

The search allows for the use of Boolean operators, but these must

 be in all caps: AND, OR, and NOT. 

Note:  Can search EBSCO family of databases concurrently.  Select "Choose Databases" across the top of the landing page.


WorldCat  searches through the library catalog, most of the library’s  article databases, and a very long list of books and other materials, including open-access scholarly collections from around the world. It includes items that we do not have at the library but that we can get through interlibrary loan -- GET IT!  There are checkboxes on the results screen with a variety of options to narrow your results.

New York Times

Search Feature:  NYTs  (INTERNATIONAL EDITION) provides searchable access to articles, videos, blogs, features, interviews, obituaries, and columns. The service features a single search box with result-filtering that includes date range, result type (article vs. blog), section, author, and the ability to search for images only.

Get IT!



Country Profiles and Statistics

Under " Publication Type," please select COUNTRY REPORT. Provides political and economic overview of the Country.  Example: El Salvador, Cuba, 

Opinion Polls and Surveys

Locating Journal Articles

If you have an article citation and want to find that specific article, you can find it several ways.