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Periodical Articles - Key Indexes

Use the following electronic and print indexes to find articles about specific topics. Once you have found the articles you want, in some instances you will need to check the UCF Library Catalog to determine if we own the periodicals you need.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

"is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs."


provides full text coverage of over 1,000 scholarly journals, including:

  • African Affairs (1901-)
  • American Journal of International Law (1907-)
  • Asian Survey (1932-)
  • International Affairs (1922-)
  • International Organization (1947-)
  • International Studies Quarterly (1957-)
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies (1884-)
  • Latin American Politics and Society (1959-)
  • Pacific Affairs (1926-2008)
  • Slavic Review (1941-)
  • World Politics (1948-)

NOTE: Only about 10% of articles in the JSTOR collection include abstracts. Other indexing of older journals, including some JSTOR titles, is available in International Index to Periodicals.

LexisNexis Academic (1976+)

Use the Sources tab to filter the publications to be searched by country or region of the world.
Online Tutorial - Selecting Sources

  • News sources include aggregate news sources, blogs, industry trade press, magazines & journals, news transcripts, newsletters, newspapers, newswires & press releases, etc.
  • "Full-text of more than 350 newspapers from the U.S. and around the world, many same day of publication"
  • "More than 300 magazines and journals and over 600 newsletters, including: American Journalism Review, Business Week, The Economist, Library Journal, New Republic, Newsweek, and Variety"
  • "Wire services, updated several times a day, including respected names such as the Associated Press, Business Wire and PR Newswire"
  • "Non-English language news sources available in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch, including both newspapers and magazines"

PAIS International

indexes "journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. PAIS International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish."
Cumulative Subject Index to the Public Affairs Information Service Annual Bulletins, 1915-1974
Reference H 1 .P78

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts "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. The database is building on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, published by IFI / Plenum, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, published by ABC-CLIO, 1984-2000. Since 2000, development of the serials list has focused on expanding international coverage. As of November 2005 approximately 1,500+ titles are being monitored for coverage; of these, 67% are published outside the United States."

Political Science, Government, & Public Policy (Universal Reference System)
General Collection JA 37 .U66 (1960-1966)
"an annotated & intensively indexed compilation of significant books, pamphlets, and articles.... Some classic works are included here; but the great bulk concentrates in the years 1960 to 1966."
  • v. 1 - International Affairs
  • v. 2 - Legislative Process, Representation, & Decision-Making
  • v. 3 - Bibliography of Bibliographies in Political Science, Government & Public Policy
  • v. 4 - Administrative Management
  • v. 5 - Current Events & Problems of Modern Society
  • v. 6 - Public Opinion, Mass Behavior, & Political Psychology
  • v. 7 - Law, Jurisprudence, & Judicial Process
  • v. 8 - Economic Regulation
  • v. 9 - Public Policy & the Management of Science
  • v. 10 - Comparative Government & Cultures
Political Science, Government, & Public Policy - Annual Supplement
General Collection JA 37 .U662 (1967-1979)
Political Science Abstracts
General Collection JA 37 .U662 (1980-1997)
ABC POL SCI (Advance Bibliography of Contents: Political Science & Government)
General Collection JA 71 .A26 (1969-2000)
"reproduces edited tables of contents in alphabetical order by journal title.... The Subject Profile Index (SPIndex) provides a profile of each article cited and comprises two or more subject, geographic, and biographic descriptors."
CSA Political Science & Government
General Collection JA 71 .A26 (2001-2004)
"provides indexed citations to articles published in the international academic literature in political science and related disciplines."