PAIS Index

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PAIS Index provides coverage of public affairs, public and social policies, and international relations. It includes two databases, PAIS International and PAIS Archive. Major areas of coverage include:

  • Economic conditions
  • Education
  • Energy resources and policy
  • Government
  • Health conditions
  • Human rights
  • International relations
  • Labor conditions and policy
  • Politics
  • Social conditions,
  • Civil rights movement


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User tools and features

RSS feeds and alerts; RefWorks citation tool; ProQuest My Research account to save, tag, organize and share research.

Dates covered


Updating frequency

Updated quarterly.


Journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers and web content.

Type of coverage

Indexing with citations and abstracts.

Print counterpart or
related resources

  • Bulletin of the Public Affairs Information Service; Annual Cumulation (1915-1967)
  • Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin (1967-1985)
  • PAIS Bulletin (1985-1990)
  • PAIS International in Print (1991-2000)
  • Cumulated Subject Index to the Public Affairs Information Service Bulletins 1915-1974
  • PAIS Foreign Language Index (1968-1990)

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Producer/content provider

Public Affairs Information Services Inc.

Vendor/electronic presentation provider