Public Policy


The databases listed below provide access to a range of scholarly journal articles.  Direct links are provided to all articles available through our Library.  Other articles may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.


Public Affairs International (PAIS)
A bibliographic index to the literature of public policy, social policy, and the social sciences in general. Journal articles; books; government documents; statistical compilations; committee reports; directories; serials; reports of public, intergovernmental, and private organizations; and most other forms of printed literature from all over the world are indexed. Produced by OCLC Public Affairs Information Service.

Political Science Abstracts
The database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.

Social Sciences Index
Social Sciences Index is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles of at least one column in length from English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere plus the full text of selected periodicals. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals. Abstracting coverage begins with periodicals published in January 1994. Abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full text coverage begins in January 1995.


Anthropological Index
The master database for anthropology, including applied anthropology studies. Use it to search broadly for relevant anthropological studies by using keywords for both the policy areas in question and the cultures or domestic sub-cultural groups in which they are interested.

Education Index
Education Index is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles of at least one column in length from English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the United States and elsewhere. English-language books relating to education published in 1995 or later. Abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. Abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source documents. Full-text coverage begins in January 1996. Covers a wide variety of topics regarding education from preschool to higher education.

Humanities Index
Humanities Index is a bibliographic database that cites articles from English-language periodicals, plus the full text of selected periodicals. Periodical coverage includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. Full-text coverage begins in January 1995.

PsychINFO (R) contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines. Journal coverage, spanning 1887-present, includes international material selected from more than 1,300 periodicals. PsycINFO is produced and copyrighted (c) by the American Psychological Association.

Includes 1,800 peer reviewed academic journals, over 60 million abstracts from scientific articles, and links out to articles from over 170 other publishers. Subject areas include Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Neuroscience, Physics and Psychology.

Sociological Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts provides access to the world's literature in sociology and related disciplines, both theoretical and applied. The database includes abstracts of journal articles selected from over 2500 journals, abstracts of conference papers presented at various sociological association meetings, relevant dissertation listings from Dissertations Abstracts International, enhanced bibliographic citations of book reviews, and abstracts of selected sociology books.


Search for journals in the HWS Library

Administration and Society
American Conservative
American Prospect
Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy
Anthropology and Education Quarterly
Atlantic Monthly
Business Week
Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report
eJournal of Education Policy
Film Forum
Foreign Affairs
Gay and Lesbian Review
Human Organization
In These Times
Journal of Education Policy and Educational Policy
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
Journal of Public Policy
Journal of Social Issues
London Review of Books
Medical Anthropology
Mother Jones
National Journal
National Review
New England Journal of Medicine
New Republic
New York Review of Books
New Yorker
Out Magazine
Policy Studies Journal
Practicing Anthropology
Public Administration Review
Public Interest
Rolling Stone
Scientific American
Social Issues and Policy Review
U.S. News and World Report
Washington Monthly
Weekly Standard


Christian Science Monitor
New York Times
The San Francisco Bay Area Reporter
The Washington Blade
Washington Post
Wall Street Journal


The Brookings Institution Press
The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
The Society for Applied Anthropology
The American Anthropological Association
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
U.S. Department of Education


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