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Primary subject databases
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Political Science @ ProQuest Comprehensive search through major Political Science databases. View Full Description
Political Science @EBSCOhost Search here after you try Political Science @ ProQuest. View Full Description

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Secondary subject databases
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Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database Provides access to Canadian journals, magazines and news resources on all topics. View Full Description
Canadian Research Index Citations to monographs and annual publications from Canadian government and institutional resources. View Full Description
CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online Comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. View Full Description
Eight Centuries An index to a variety of primary sources from the 12th century up to 1930. View Full Description
Embassy (online) Independently-owned newsweekly based in Ottawa, covering Canadian foreign policy. View Full Description
PAIS Index International index to various types of publications on public/social policy and social sciences. Includes PAIS Archive. View Full Description
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Citations and abstracts for publications in political science and related fields. View Full Description

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Tertiary subject databases
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Bibliography of Asian Studies Index for western-language materials on all subjects pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia. View Full Description
Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America Contains citations to books, journal articles, essays, conference papers, and government documents. View Full Description
Cambridge Histories Historical summaries providing larger perspectives on a variety of subjects. View Full Description
CANSIM @ CHASS Canadian socio-economic statistical data. For advanced users. View Full Description
Central and Eastern European Online Library Citations for articles, electronic books and documents about Central and Eastern Europe. View Full Description
CQ Magazine Reports on activities of the U.S. Congress. View Full Description
CQ Researcher Reports on political and social issues. View Full Description
Digital National Security Archive Full-text U.S. policy documents. View Full Description
Elections Canada: Past Elections Federal election results, by candidate, riding, or district. View Full Description
IDRC Digital Library A repository of international development related research results and documents generated by IDRC funds and staff. View Full Description
International Political Science Abstracts Index to articles in journals and yearbooks. View Full Description
Mideastwire.com Concise briefs, in English, of items from Arab and Persian print, radio and television media. View Full Description
Nexis Uni Full-text documents for international news, business, legal research, and key people in the news. View Full Description
odesi Repository of socio-economic survey, census, and polling data from Statistics Canada, Ipsos Reid, Gallup, etc. View Full Description
OECD iLibrary Access books, articles, reports & statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. View Full Description
Official Documentation System Includes all types of official United Nations (UN) freely available, full-text documents. Does not include sales publications or treaties. View Full Description
PARLINE database on national parliaments For all countries with a national legislature, includes parliamentary and electoral information. View Full Description
PARLIT Database References to journal articles and books on national parliaments, electoral systems, constitutional law, history and political science. View Full Description
Past Masters Full-text authoritative works by seminal figures in the Humanities. View Full Description
Political Risk Yearbook Country reports with political and economic information. View Full Description
Readex Access UN Full-text documents and citations to official UN masthead documents on microfiche. Retrieve the microfiche by document number from the Readex microfiche collection, 3rd floor. View Full Description
Social Sciences Citation Index (included in Web of Science) View Full Description
U.K. Parliamentary Papers Digitally scanned Sessional Papers & supplementary material from Great Britain's House of Commons. (Some House of Lords papers, if presented to the House of Commons.) View Full Description
UNdata Large, comprehensive statistical database covering all countries of the world. Pulls together statistics from all the major UN sources. View Full Description
World Development Indicators Development data from more than 200 countries View Full Description
World Factbook Information on countries of the world prepared by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. View Full Description
World News Digest Brief, full-text articles for general news, biographical, and statistical information. View Full Description


  • A dictionary of the European Union (2002) JN30 .P5
  • The Concise Oxford dictionary of politics (1966) JA61 .C665
  • Dictionary of globalization (2006) JZ1318 .J66
  • Worldwide government directory, with international organizations JF37 .L345 (most recent WLU Quick Reference Shelves - 2nd Floor)
  • The dictionary of world politics : a reference guide to concepts, ideas, and institutions (1990) JA61 .E85


  • Encyclopedia of the American legislative system : studies of the principal structures, processes, and policies of Congress and the state legislatures since the colonial era JF501 .E53 (1994)
  • Encyclopedia of diasporas : immigrant and refugee cultures around the world (2004) JV6225 .E53
  • Encyclopedia of globalization (2007) JZ1318 .E63
  • Encyclopedia of human rights JC571 .E67 1996
  • Encyclopedia of nationalism (2001) JC311 .E499
  • Encyclopedia of politics : the left and the right (2005) JA61 .E56
  • International encyclopedia of women’s suffrage (2000) JF851 .H255


Hill Times
A weekly publication about Canadian federal politics.


Intute: Politics
Portal of high quality websites for university research.
Inter-Parliamentary Union
Provides information on national parliaments worldwide.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Database of citations and abstracts for books, journal articles and reports relating to criminal justice.
Political Database of the Americas
Political/Institutional information on all countries in the Americas from the Center for Latin American Studies.
Political Resources on the Net
Collection of international resources: parties, organizations, governments, media, etc., organized geographically.
World-Wide Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
Includes area studies, country information, statistics, organizations.

A non-exhaustive selection of new books on the current state and historical precedent of the political situation and foreign relations, between Russia and Ukraine. Search Omni for more books on either country by using the Advanced Search:

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