Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

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Worldwide Political Science Abstracts builds on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, 1984-2000. The database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, sociology, economics, and public administration/policy.

The references cited in the bibliographies of the source articles are included for all journals added since 2004, and for key journals in political science since 2001. All records added since 2000 are indexed using a thesaurus of more than 3,000 Political Science Indexing Terms. The thesaurus is available within the database.
Major areas of coverage include:

  • Comparative politics
  • Developing nations
  • Disarmament
  • Economic policy
  • Electoral systems
  • Environmental policy
  • Government/Political systems
  • History and theory of political science
  • International relations/trade
  • Labor relations
  • Military policy
  • Methodology and research technology
  • Political behavior
  • Political economy
  • Political psychology
  • Politics and law
  • Politics and communication
  • Politics and religion
  • Politics and society
  • Public administration
  • Security and defense
  • Welfare systems


Formerly named: (CSA) Political Science and Government Abstracts

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Dates covered

1975 - Current.

Updating frequency

Monthly. Approximately 20,000 new records added per year.


Books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, film reviews, journal articles, and software reviews.

Type of coverage

Indexing with citations and abstracts.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Political Science Abstracts and ABC POL SCI.

Producer/content provider


Vendor/electronic presentation provider