Political Science Resources

Political Science Resources

Academic OneFile

Contains millions of peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Subjects addressed include the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology and literature. Contains full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.

Academic Search Complete

A scholarly and multi-disciplinary full text database containing more than 8,500 full text periodicals and including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

Academic Video Online

A streaming video collection of curated, discipline-focused, and primary-source materials for learning and research containing tens of thousands of titles.

The American Presidency Project

The only online resource that has consolidated, coded, and organized into a single searchable database state of the union addresses, executive orders, news conferences, messages and papers, and public papers of U.S. presidents.

Archival Films & Newsreels Collection

Contains several thousand films documenting famous events brought to you by Films on Demand

ArticleFirst

Allows users to search for journals through a variety of methods including keyword, author, and title, identifies libraries holding the items, and indicates if the item is held by the Simpson University Library. Search results provide tabbed gateways to records detailing other material types including books, videos, and audio materials.

Britannica Academic

This online version of Encyclopedia Britannica goes beyond the print edition by providing links to over 30,000 Internet sites approved by EB editors.

Cambridge Core - Books

Contains over 250 volumes published since 1960, equating to around 196,000 pages of scholarship applicable to history, religion, language, literature, music, science, philosophy, art, and linguistics.

Clase and Periodica

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities. CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities while PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology.

Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed.

The articles in this free encyclopedia include links to related Electric Library articles, pictures, maps, Internet sites and Barnes and Noble book lists.

Cornell University Prototype Digital Library

The Cornell Digital Library includes a math book collection, the Ezra Cornell papers and the NEH agriculture collection as well as other Cornell digital collections. The library is open to the general public, but certain collections are limited to the Cornell University community only.

Country Studies

The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The Series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.

The Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution

A collection of poetry, short stories, music, songs, videos, interviews, and artwork of all forms focusing on the Syrian Revolution.

Credo Academic Core

A great place to start the research process. Credo Academic Core offers a collection of essential reference works and visual tools that provide a strong foundation for writing and research projects.

CSU Chico Library Catalog

The Meriam Library of California State University, Chico, is located in Chico, California. You can find directions to Chico, a campus map, and library telephone numbers on the library's web site. Simpson patrons may borrow materials from the Chico circulating collection using our interlibrary loan service

Digital Public Library of America Bookshelf

Facilitates access to over a million online books through a handy visual representation.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Its purpose is to include all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee content. 

EBSCOhost eBooks

Contains hundreds of thousands of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.

Electronic Books Index

OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide; currently over 295,000 books are included in the database.

Electronic Collections Online

Allows you to view abstracts and full-text articles from journals to which your library or institution subscribes.

EThOS : Electronic Theses Online Service

The United Kingdom's national thesis service whose aim is to provide open access to publications that have been publically funded. The service provides free full text to a large number of theses. A free EThOS account is required for access.

FirstGov.gov

The official U.S. gateway to all government information. Its search engine and growing collection of topical and customer-focused links connects you to millions of web pages from the federal government, local and tribal governments and to foreign nations around the world.

FirstSearch

Provides access to indexing and abstracting databases.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

A general encyclopedia providing over 25,000 entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Offers an online collection of premier reference eBooks and encyclopedias for multidisciplinary research. Users can search a single eBook or across an entire eBook collection.

Gateway to Library Catalogs

This resource contains listings of several national and international library catalogs. Again, its primary use is for research purposes and information gathering. This database is brought to you by the Library of Congress.

GovInfo

Provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Allows users to search and browse, access metadata, and download documents and publications.

GPO Access

A collection of government-maintained databases providing public information.

GPO Monthly Catalog

Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates and records, judiciary materials and documents issued by executive departments.

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

Essential periodicals, compiled legislative histories, CRS reports, Congressional hearings, United States Supreme Court briefs, monographs, and other related materials on the topic of regulating firearms in the United States.

Information Please Almanac

This free reference site integrates the various Information Please Almanacs on sports, entertainment and general knowledge with encyclopedia and dictionary resources into a single reference source.

Ingenta

A leading Web infomediary empowering the exchange of academic and professional content online, supplying access to 6,000+ full-text online publications and 27,000+ other publications.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in its collections.

JSTOR

A collection of scholarly journals in humanities, social sciences, and sciences that is easy to search and use.

Library of Congress Catalog

Contains 15 million records representing books, serials, music, maps, manuscripts, computer files, and visual materials. Its primary use is for research purposes and information gathering.

Lincoln / Net

The site provides a record of Abraham Lincoln's career including materials from Abraham Lincoln's Illinois years (1830-1861), supplemented by resources from Illinois' early years of statehood (1818-1829). Its purpose is to provide exploration and analysis opportunities relating to Lincoln's social and political context.

MAS Ultra : School Edition

A resource designed specifically for high school libraries. Contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines, provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, and color PDFs for key magazines.

Military & Government Collection

Provides current news relating to all branches of the military and government including cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

OAIster through FirstSearch

Links to multidisciplinary digital books, articles, audio files, images, movies, and datasets from open archive collections.

OAIster through WorldCat

A collection of freely available resources including books, theses, audio files, images, and movies from over 1,100 contributors.

OmniFile Full Text Select

OmniFile Full Text, Select Edition™ is a full text-only database that contains a wealth of essential material for learning and research across the disciplines. Full-text articles are available from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed.

The On-Line Books Page

A directory of books that can be freely read on the Internet. It includes an index of thousands of on-line books, pointers to significant directories and archives of on-line texts, special exhibits, etc.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

A resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. As of February 2014, the resource indexes over 1.9 million documents.

Open Modernisms

A site focused on works in the humanities inwhich instructors and scolars can find, remix, and create custom course packs and anthologies of primary source materials. 

OpenLibrary

OpenLibrary provides hundreds of thousands of electronic books free of charge and downloadable to your reading device. Register online for a free account and borrow up to five e-books for two weeks. Most of the collection is available only through participating libraries, in other words you need to have an account through your local participating library in order to borrow materials. (Simpson University is a participating library.) 

PapersFirst

An index of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Covers published information received by The British Library Document Supply Center.

PQDT Open

Dissertations and theses covering the breadth of scholarship and published as open access.

Primary Search

Provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Proceedings First

An index of worldwide conference proceedings, including a list of the papers presented at each conference.

Project Gutenberg

A collection of tens of thousands of free eBooks representing multiple subjects.

ProQuest Ebook Central

Provides access to the Academic Complete library containing well over 100,000 eBooks. It features unlimited access and multidisciplinary coverage and is designed specifically for research productivity, from discovery to reading to bookshelf. Ebook Central replaces the former Ebrary and Ebook Library platforms. The new platform requires a login regardless of access location.

Questia

An online, subscription-based library that provides 24/7 access to books and journals in a variety of disciplines. Subscriptions cost $99 per year.

Sage Journals Online

A database of 440 peer-reviewed journals covering many subject areas.

Shasta College Library Catalog

The Shasta College Library is centrally located on the Shasta College campus (11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003). Simpson University students may check out materials from the circulating collection by using their ID cards to apply for a Shasta College library card.

Simpson University Library Catalog (WorldCat Discovery)

The WorldCat Discovery powered search engine that returns items immediately available to Simpson University library users and discovers books, journal articles, videos, audio recordings, etc. through a single search.

Simpson University Library Catalog (WorldCat Local)

The WorldCat Local powered search engine that returns items immediately available to Simpson University library users and discovers books, journal articles, videos, audio recordings, etc. through a single search.

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

A collection of legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world including every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.

Transparency International

A website that focuses on exposing the abuses of power and corruption on a global scale. 

University of California's Melvyl

Melvyl contains the holdings of all libraries in the Univeristy of California system. Its primary use is for research purposes and information gathering.

USA Facts

A data-driven portrait of the American population, our government's finances, and governments impact on society. Relies exclusively on publicly available government data sources.

World DataBank

An analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics for countries of the world. Examples of statistics include GDP growth, CO2 emissions, population totals, poverty rates, and terrestrial and marine protected areas as a percentage of each country.

World Health Organization

Includes WHOLIS, the World Health Organization library database. WHOLIS indexes all WHO publications from 1948 onwards and articles from WHO-produced journals and technical documents from 1985 to the present. An on-site card catalogue provides access to the pre-1986 technical documents.

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses

Indexes dissertations and theses found in the World Catalog.

WorldCat through FirstSearch

Contains all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries.