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Academic resources from Bielefeld University Library (Germany). About 75% of the results are free in full-text.
This is a multidisciplinary web search site, so make use of the Advanced Search to refine and limit your results to topics in political studies.
A directory of searchable webpages.
This link takes you to Beaucoup's Politics, Government, and Law page.
Heavy concentration on American content, but Beaucoup also reaches around the globe.
Publications, history, facts, Hansard parliamentary records
CIFP's concern is “failed and fragile states” and in the connections that poverty, under-development, and terrorism have with state failure.
CIFP is interested in:
- Monitoring and forecasting failed states
- Evaluating country performance
- Assessing state fragility and selected variables
Constitute: The World's Constitutions to Read, Search and Compare
CORE’s aim is to provide free access to scholarly publications (multi-disciplinary, though its strength is science). It is a portal site that aggregates useful academic content from many sources. International in scope and reach.
Try the “standard” search, or from a results list go to the “advanced” page to limit and refine your search.
If you're looking for a few 'factoids' on war it's better to skip COW. The aim of the site is to provide reliable quantitative data on international relations and the causes of war. If you have time to figure out the contents of the datasets and their coding systems, and to interpret the extensive spreadsheets then this is valuable resource. But best used if you're not in a hurry.
DOAJ maintains high editorial standards to ensure academic quality. A database of full-text, scholarly journals. It is multi-disciplinary so use technical, subject-specific vocabulary in searching.
The site is the collaborative effort of academic publishers, academies, and agencies.
UK human development website with resources on governance, finance & trade, globalisation, and country statistics.
A repository of academic journals, reports, and trade magazines. Thousands of free full text journal articles across many disciplines. Searchable by keyword, author, title, and topic. A commercial site, not very comprehensive in some areas, but potentially useful.
From the homepage choose “Law” > Government, International Relations, or Politics. Or, choose “Social Sciences” > Political Science.
Offers links to people, parties, and political topics.
Use the “Resources by Subject” > law, government, political science.
This is a statistical website that let's you see key numerical data for countries of the world. NM's "Government" category contains comparative stats & information on the constitutions, legal systems, political parties, level of corruption, pressure groups, etc. of countries around the world.
NATO is a 28-member alliance of states which aims at safeguarding the freedom and security of its members by political and military means.
A “private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research” group. Many of its articles are free.
A keyword searchable database (see top-right) on economics, but also on topics in political economy.
OAJSE is an open-access (free content) e-journal portal created by the Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University. It links to hundreds of multi-disciplinary journals that are sub-divided into international titles, and Indian titles. Search both.
Choose the Political Science subject heading to view its journal titles list.
The Google Custom Search appears to be non-functional, so you might need to open individual titles to search their contents.
The project was closed in 2012 so has lost its dynamic element. The site retains value, but anomalies might creep into the collection.
OpenDOAR’s main benefit is that it provides access to numerous good quality, full-text academic resource collections around the world. OpenDOAR requires that its partners offer open-access (free) academic resources.
This is a multi-disciplinary site so use precise technical political vocabulary to avoid irrelevant results.
Richard Kimber's site (Keele University) is especially dedicated to politics in the UK and the USA. It also lists government web pages and the consititutions & treaties of countries around the world.
Search by keywords using the "PSR Search" link.
A collection of books and documents from Canadian sources in electronic form.
A site of the UN High Commission for Refugees.
Search the Laws, Jurisprudence, and Country Information tabs.
Contains resources from the social sciences as well as the humanities and interdisciplinary studies.
Keep in mind that since it is German initiative there is a lot of non-English language material.
Database contains about half a million free full-text academic papers across several disciplines (there are also some ‘pay-for’ articles).
Since it is multi-disciplinary use technical, subject-specific language to focus your search.
Resolutions and conclusions of an concerned with peace-keeping, security, human rights, economic development and humanitarian aid. You will find records of the General Assembly, Security Council, and other UN bodies. Browsing this collection is of little benefit - only come here if you are looking for a specific file.
A nonpartisan, independent institution (funded by the US Congress) whose stated aim is the "nonviolent prevention and mitigation of deadly violence abroad". Most useful are the "Countries" and "Issue Areas" tabs containing description, articles, and analysis.
A mediated directory of good-quality, free, stable, English-language links to a varied array of webpages, directories, search engines, blogs, portals – see the topical guide on the sidebar.
See also the Library's "Economics" Libguide for other websites that deal specifically with international economy (World Bank, IMF, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development, etc.)