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Political Theory: Scholarly Articles

Articles & More

Try These First!

  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1967-present)
    Supplies up-to-date bibliographic information and research within the political science discipline and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.
  • PAIS International
    (1971 to present)
    Includes bibliographic records from the literature of public policy, social policy and the social sciences.  Can be searched concurrently with Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.
  • Social Sciences Abstracts (1983-present)
    Indexes core periodicals in the fields of anthropology, economics, geography, law and criminology, political science, social work, sociology, and international relations. Print edition is available at : Reference AI3 .I53 (1974-date).
  • Web of Science
    Great for citation tracking; be sure to declick the science and arts and humanities sections when searching.

Other Useful Databases

  • Philosopher's Index (1967- )
    The preeminent indexing and abstracting tool for philosophy. Indexes all major philosophy journals in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian as well as selected journals in other languages and related disciplines. Since 1980, also includes coverage of books in English.
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Detailed information on most major philosophers and philosophical concepts. A publication of the Metaphysics Research Lab, Center for the Study of Language and Information.
  • Alternative Press Index
    Archives articles from the independent and alternative presses. The Index is international and interdisciplinary, spanning the social sciences and humanities, with its central focus on the practice and theory of socialism, national liberation, labor, indigenous peoples, gays/lesbians, feminism, ecology, democracy, and anarchism. Avaialble via Galileo.
  • Arts and Humanities Search
    From Galileo. Searches various journals and periodicals on arts and humanities topics. Often includes articles on philosophy.
  • Left Index
    Provides access to literature on the left, with a primary emphasis on politically and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside the academy and a secondary emphasis on significant but little known sources of news and ideas. Topics covered include politics, economics, the labor movement, ecology and environment, women's studies, race and ethnicity, social and cultural theory, sociology, art and aesthetics, philosophy, history, education, law, and globalization.

Subject Guide

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