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Introducing PolicyFile

Use PolicyFile to locate reports from over 350 public policy think tanks, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, university centers, advocacy groups, and other entities.


Library Quick Links

  • Scholar OneSearch provides simple, one-stop searching for books, articles, digital media, government publications, and more. To search the NU library catalogs for books, e-books, and other local resources, select the Library Catalogs option in Scholar OneSearch.

Key Data Resources

    ICPSR is a membership based, non-profit data archive located at the University of Michigan. Access to datasets and related studies on a wide variety of topics.
  • iPOLL
    Database of the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut. Provides data from national opinion polls, 1935 to present.
  • Data Citation Index
    The Data Citation Index provides a single point of access to quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world. DCI runs on the Web of Knowledge platform.
  • SimplyMap
    This mapping application enables users to develop interactive thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, health, crime, and marketing data variables including Mediamark and Simmons Consumer Data. Data from 2000 onwards.

Key Resources

Welcome! For additional options, visit our comprehensive list of resources or consult a Subject Librarian or discipline-specific Subject Guide.

Below this box, you'll find Key Data Resources and Key E-Journal Resources.

  • Academic Search Premier
    Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database useful for searching a broad range of topics in the fields of political science, public policy, and public administration. Many full-text articles are available; click the PDF or the check for full-text link to locate them!
  • Web of Science
    The Web of Science provides access to citation data for approximately 8,700 high-impact journals across the disciplines.
    JSTOR archives full-text scholarly articles across the disciplines: social sciences, the humanities, and sciences and technology. The collection now includes articles published in recent years.
  • Social Sciences Premium Collection
    Includes PAIS, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Social Services Abstracts, and a number of full-text journal collections. Databases may be searched individually or as a group.
  • EconLit
    Useful for political economy, public finance, budgetary policy, and similar topics.
  • GreenFile
    Try GreenFile for information on sustainable architecture, green buildings, climate change, and materials reuse and recycling.
  • International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    The Encyclopedia is often a good starting point for research on comparative politics and political philosophy and theory.

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