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.
Formerly part of the Army Area Handbook Program, "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."
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.
A reference book for students and scholars who want to know about anarchism (a social movement that believes in a society based upon consensus rather than hierarchical structures and the rule of force).
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.
The FEC administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), which governs the financing of federal elections. This independent regulatory agency discloses campaign finance information, enforces the provisions of the law, and oversees the public funding of Presidential elections.
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. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000
books are included each year. Abstracts are provided for half of all
current journal articles and full text availability is continually
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!
The London Times has offered readers in-depth, award-winning and objective coverage of world events since its creation in 1785, and is the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication! The archive supports research across multiple disciplines and areas of interest: in business, humanities, political science, philosophy and numerous other subjects with coverage of all major international historical events.
From the ProQuest Historical Newspapers collection. Index included. Researchers can move beyond key words to search for articles by subject, company, location, person, or creative work. Research outcomes are further enhanced through the addition of abstracts, detailed citation information, as well as topic headings for further exploration.
Every issue of each title includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format.
The Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs) offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. The OREs cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Multi-media features embedded in the articles, along with cross-referenced links to related content, will further expand the utility and scope of the OREs.
Currently, as of February 2019, Hekman Library subscribes to two subject areas: Climate Science and International Studies. There are 15 areas available for purchase. We will likely be adding to this collection gradually.
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.
Provides information about political parties from around the world from 1988 to mid-1996. Each entry consists of a brief survey of the political climate for the country and information on basic contact details, leadership, and activities of the significant parties.
A citizen's organization that provides tools to self-govern effectively. It covers candidates and elected officials in five categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, and interest group ratings.
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.