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Political Science Subject Guide: PLSC 355/LAST 352: Armed Organizations and Patterns of Violence (Spring 2013)

This guide highlights print and electronic resources in political science, plus information about Yale University Library's collections and services.

Catalogs for books (and journals, government documents, films, archival collections, and more)

Annual Reviews

Annual Review of Political Science
(from here, can access Annual Reviews in other disciplines)


Annual Reviews synthesize the research literature and identify the principal contributions in a particular field. Editorial committees comprised of the most distinguished scholars in the discipline select all topics for review, and the articles are written by authors who are recognized experts in the field.

Citation databases

Citation databases allow you to see how often a work of scholarship is cited, and to trace connections between related works.

Databases for journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and more

Search databases to cast a wide net for journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference reports, government documents, and other materials. Databases provide citations and sometimes full text (or links to possible sources of full text – look for the Yale Links button in the search results).

IGO search engine

Use the Intergovernmental Organization Search Engine (a Google custom search) to search across hundreds of IGO websites:

NGO search engine

Use the Non-governmental Organization Search Engine to search across NGO websites. Sites were chosen based on their consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and also collated from University of Minnesota Human Rights Library, Duke University Libraries' NGO Research Guide, and the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO).

U.S. and international news - general databases

Librarian for Political Science. Global Affairs, and Government Information

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