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Web of Science
Multidisciplinary database of high-impact journals; it focuses on science, but includes some content in social sciences and humanities.
Searches for journal articles and books in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, and energy
Political Science Complete
Search for journal articles in political science and public policy
Search for review articles in biomedical and life sciences, physical sciences and social sciences
Find law review articles, primary source materials, and government documents
Search for news, business, legal, medical, and congressional information. Note: formerly named Lexis Nexis Academic.
Search articles, government documents, and grey literature related to international politics and public policy
CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
Search for scholarship on theory and research in international affairs; includes NGO publications
World Bank e-Library
Search across World Bank documents, including World Bank publications and Policy Research Working Papers
Think Tank Search
From Harvard's Kennedy School of Government Library, you can search think tanks by title and keyword. Scroll down for additional information on think tanks and useful links.