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Country Watch

Country Watchis an online resource database providing country information, news, and forecasts on 195 nation states around the globe. Key publications include the CountryReviews, an up-to-date series of publications for each country, including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural, and environmental information, and the CountryWire, which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world, and a significant news archive made up of compendium and regional news carriers.

HeinOnline has specifically created the Government, Politics & Lawpackage so universities may replace existing resources for a fraction of the cost. The academic research package features more than 100 million pages of content covering political sciencecriminal justicewomen’s studiesreligious studies, and more than 80 other subject areas. With more historical content than any other database, HeinOnline provides access to 300+ years of information on political development and the complete history of the creation of government and legal systems around the world.


JSTORis a great starting point for research projects requiring scholarly/peer-reviewed articles and/or primary sources. It provides access to over 10 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

JSTOR Security Studies

Newsbank: America’s Historical Newspapers

allows researchers to search via timeline or topic to easily find news articles covering topics in government, politics, social issues, culture, literature discoveries, inventions, and more from hundreds of primary sources.

ProQuest: History Study Center

is an ideal resource for history and social studies projects. Content can be searched through study units, maps, and topic overviews.

ProQuest: Issues Researcher

covers pro-con issues.

ProQuest: Government Reporter 

provides access to government documents, and is a great resource for political science.