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Gender and Women's Studies: Researching Topics : Political Science

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  • Women in Politics Bibliographic Databasean international database on women in politics, created and maintained by the Inter-Parliamentary Union with contribution from the United Nations Development Programme. It contains citations (many annotated) to articles, books, reports, brochures, legal instruments, and other types of material dealing with women's participation in political life. 
  • PAIS: Public Affairs Information Services -  indexes more than 900 journals; 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.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstractsprovides citations, abstracts, and indexing of more than 1200 international serials in political science and related fields; including international relations, law, public administration, and public policy. 
  • Border and Migration Studies Online - a collection of primary source documents, archives, films, and ephemera relate to significant border areas and events from the 19th to 21st centuries.
  • Human Rights Studies Online - a collection of primary and secondary source materials offers access to comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide, from 1900 to 2010.

Gender and Women's Studies Librarian

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Karla Strand
University of Wisconsin System
430 Memorial Library
728 State Street
Madison, WI 53706