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PSCI 3120: Women and Politics

Library research guide for PSCI 3120

Keesing's Record of World Events

Keesing's Record of World Events Monthly digest of worldwide political, diplomatic, and economic affairs from all regions of the world. An archive of original, accurate, and objective articles on the world's political, social, and economic events. Includes articles in Economics, History, Journalism, Multidisciplinary, and Political Science. Dates of Coverage: 1931 - 1987: Keesing's Contemporary Archives; 1987 - present.

Keesing's is good source for news throughout the world. Enter your search term(s) in the text box (highlighted in yellow below) and click the search button to the right.

You can narrow your search with some of the Advanced Options (circled in red below.)

One specific way to narrow your search is to select a Relevant Area/Nation (Mexico, highlighted in blue below) then scroll to the bottom of the page to click the Submit Advanced Search button.

If you have any questions, please contact your Political Science Librarian.

Roper iPoll Databank

The Roper iPoll Databank is a comprehensive, up-to-date source for US nationwide public opinion. A full-text retrieval system, the iPoll online database is organized at the question level, providing the tools to sift through nearly a half million questions asked on national public opinion surveys, 1935 to present. Surveys archived in the Roper Catalog were originally gathered by academic, commercial and media survey organizations such as Gallup Organization, Harris Interactive, Pew Research Associates, and many more.

To access Roper iPoll Databank, go to the Databases tab from the blue box on the library homepage. Use the Select a Database drop down, select iPoll Databank (highlighted in yellow below) from the drop down menu, then click the Go button to the right (circled in red below).  If you are off campus, you will be prompted to enter your EUID and Password to access the database.

Enter your search term(s) in the text box below (highlighted in yellow) and click the blue Search iPoll button at the bottom (circled in red.) iPoll suggests that if you have a phrase you want to search, such as "Republican National Convention," that you put your search terms in quotes so that it will search for the phrase instead of all the words separately.

Depending on your topic, you may need to use the Narrow Results box on the left side of the results page to Search Within the results by keyword or to narrow by decade (circled in red below).

iPoll does have some suggestions for help with searching the database along with citation information within search results but please ask your professor or your Political Science Librarian if you need suggestions or guidance with this resource!

Political Science Literature and News Sources

Still not finding what you need? Look at this List of Political Science Databases.

Still not finding what  you need? Here is a List of all 586 Database platforms that we have. 


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