Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a source of documents and articles devoted to research, analysis and scholarship on international politics and related fields, including global finance, diplomatic practice, humanitarian law, development studies, and environmental studies.
CQ Researcher is a definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. It includes coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year book and the Europa Regional Surveys of the World. Each country entry contains impartial economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data. It is updated regularly.
Govinfo.gov provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Legislative, executive, and judicial content includes bills, statutes, congressional committee materials, proceedings of Congress, presidential and regulatory materials, opinions from U.S. courts, along with curated collections and digitized historical content.
ICPSR acquires, preserves, enhances, and distributes original social science research data for research and instruction. In addition, ICPSR provides resources for training in quantitative analysis methods.
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books provides high-quality indexing for the most important English-language legal information, including scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, books, book reviews and more.
The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is an essential online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. IBSS includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Abstracts are provided for half of all current journal articles and full text availability is continually increasing.
A compilation of sixteen recent articles from the CQ Researcher organized in seven subject areas. Explains complex issues; summarizes current debates; provides background information, including legislative and judicial; suggests possible future actions.
JSTOR is a database consisting of full-text articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals from nearly every discipline taught at Calvin. Coverage for each journal begins with the first volume, with coverage ending for most titles three and five years ago. A growing number of journals now have coverage up to the present!
This database allows users to search the New York Times issues dating 1851 - recent (3-month embargo). Results include the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in PDF format.
PAIS (originally, the Public Affairs Information Service) indexes sources on the 20th century’s most important public and social policies. It does not index journals cover-to-cover but selects articles relevant to public policy.
Social Explorer is a suite of online tools and data that allow users to visually explore hundreds of thousands of data indicators across demography, economy, health, religion, crime, and more. Users can visualize and interact with data, create reports and downloads for offline processing.
The Social Sciences Abstracts database offers abstracting and indexing of a wide assortment of English-language journals which pertain to the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.