Book Review Index Online (Gale)
A comprehensive online guide to book reviews with over five million review citations from thousands of publications. Oxford handbooks for political science
21st century handbooks related to political science published by noteworthy Oxford University Press. Very Short Introductions in Political Science
Over 200 concise, pithy “pocket-portable introductory lectures” (Guardian Review) covering such topics as archaeology, arts & architecture, biography, business & management, economics & finance history, language & linguistics, law, literature, mathematics & sciences, medicine & health, music, sociology, philosophy, politics, psychology & neuroscience, religion & bibles and the social sciences.
of these concise, pithy “pocket-portable introductory lectures” (Guardian Review
) covering such topics as archaeology, arts & architecture, biography, business & management, economics & finance history, language & linguistics, law, literature, mathematics & sciences, medicine & health, music, sociology, philosophy, politics, psychology & neuroscience, religion & bibles and the social sciences can be found at Falvey.
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WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.WorldCat Step-by-Step
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
Electronic Indexes to Article/Journal Resources
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, country-and industry-focused reports.Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Business Source Premier is a full-text, scholarly and trade article database covering a wide range of topics including management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, international business, operations management and management information systems.CQ Press Library (SAGE)
Combines many Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Press resources for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. Access is provided to Congress and the Nation (1945-2004), Historic Documents Series (1972 -), Political Handbook of the World, Supreme Court Yearbook (1989 -), Vital Statistics on American Politics and the Washington Information Directory, and more.Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
CMMC offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles; furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study.Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO)
Criminal Justice Abstracts covers crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment and sentencing. The database contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice.EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)
Citations and abstracts of journal articles, books, working papers and dissertations from 1969 to present based on the Journal of Economic Literature's subject classification and supported by the American Economic Association (AEA). This enhanced version of EconLit includes the full text of all AEA journals and roughly 600 other scholarly journals.Education Administration Abstracts (EBSCO)
Includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.Education Full Text (EBSCO)
Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. ERIC, the government education file, can be searched simultaneously by clicking Open Database Selection Area and selecting ERIC.Emerald Journal Database
Searchable database of full-text journal articles on management and economics. Villanova subscribes to a portion of the journals offered full-text in Emerald.ICPSR Bibliography of Data-Related Literature
The Bibliography of Data-Related Literature is a continuously-updated database of thousands of citations of works using data held in the ICPSR archive. The works include journal articles, books, book chapters, government and agency reports, working papers, dissertations, conference papers, meeting presentations, unpublished manuscripts, magazine and newspaper articles, and audiovisual materials.ICPSR Orientation Tutorial
Tutorial for Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research which has holdings that include several time series and other types of aggregate data; its holdings consist mainly of raw data derived from surveys, censuses, and administrative records. The data holdings contain some 6,000 studies and 450,000 files that cover a wide range of social science areas such as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, social and political attitudes, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse.JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics.PAIS International (ProQuest)
The Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) International database contains references for over half a million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and other languages.Project Muse
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press.Scopus (Elsevier)
Provides abstracts and citations for peer-reviewed journals in all major disciplines. Offers comprehensive coverage of the scientific, technical, medical, geographic and social sciences (including arts and humanities). Includes complete contents of GEOBASE multidisciplinary database.Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
Provides access to current bibliographic information and cited references from the journal literature in the physical and social sciences. Search by article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, or address word (e.g. author's institution). Coverage begins 1956 to present.Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)
Index to international, English language journals in psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science and law.Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)
ProQuest Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,600 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
Covers sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, economics, education, medicine, community development, philosophy, demography, political science, and social psychology. Journals published by sociological associations, groups, faculties and institutes, and periodicals containing the term "sociology" in their titles are abstracted fully.
Demographic tools - selected
ESRI Zip Code Lookup
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Web-based mapping and reporting application that shows where workers are employed and where they live. It also provides companion reports on age, earnings, industry distributions, race, ethnicity, educational attainment, and sex. ReferenceUSA
Directory with US private and public company reports. Also includes household data.
Book of the States
The Book of the States provides answers and comparisons for all 56 states, commonwealths and territories of the United States through in-depth tables, charts and figures illustrating how state government operates.Published by the Council of State Governments (CSG).
From the US Census Bureau, several databases of demographic and economic information, including Building Permits Data; International Trade Data; Census Tract Street Locator; Detailed Occupation by Race, Hispanic Origin and Sex; and USA Counties Data.
]Census (U.S.) Demographic Profiles
Search by U.S. summary or by state geographic areas: nation, region, division, state, county, county subdivision, place, consolidated city, metropolitan area, American Indian Area/Alaska Native Area/Hawaiian Home Land, and congressional districts.
]Census of Governments
Produced every five years since 1957, for years ending in "2" and "7." Identifies the scope and nature of the nation's state and local government sector; provides authoritative benchmark figures of public finance and public employment; classifies local government organizations, powers, and activities; and measures federal, state, and local fiscal relationships. Includes all state and local governments in the United States. Local governments include: counties, cities, townships, special districts (such as water districts, fire districts, library districts, mosquito abatement districts, and so on) and school districts
]County and City Data Book
Presents statistics on such topics as population, health, crime, education, income, trade for each county and incorporated city with 25,000 inhabitants or more.
Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.
]Economic Policy Institute - EPI Datazone
A compilation of all the data behind EPI’s research, and includes historical data on wage trends, unemployment rates for different demographic groups and much more.
"The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. federal agencies."
]Financial Report of the U.S. Government
]Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970
A compendium of statistics from over 1000 sources last updated in 1975 and has been expanded to include over 37,000 data series. Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field. The fully searchable and downloadable edition will permit users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own areas of interest.
]ICPSR Orientation Tutorial
Tutorial for Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research which has holdings that include several time series and other types of aggregate data; its holdings consist mainly of raw data derived from surveys, censuses, and administrative records. The data holdings contain some 6,000 studies and 450,000 files that cover a wide range of social science areas such as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, social and political attitudes, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse.
]Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) offers several time series and other types of aggregate data that consist mainly of raw data derived from surveys, censuses and administrative records. The data holdings contain studies and files that cover a wide range of social science areas such as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, social and political attitudes, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse. Click here
for searching tips.
]Polling the Nations
The database includes 18,000 surveys and 600,000 questions on more than 7,000 topics. Scope is international, from the United States to more than 100 other countries.
]Roper Center for Public Opinion ResearchFirst-time users must register.
The Roper Center has a large archive of public opinion information. It contains nearly 500,000 questions and responses from national public opinion surveys going back to 1935. Among the many survey sources are Gallup, Harris, New York Times, Wall Street Journal
, ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC. The archive includes full datasets required to conduct bivariate and multivariate analyses using RoperExpress
Search engine for U.S. government sites.
Explore thousands of historical data maps. Our maps are interactive and go from the first U.S. Census in 1790 to the present.
]Social Trends and Indicators USA
"Provides detailed statistics on social issues paired with expert analyses of the statistics."
]Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
Indexing and abstracting (with select full text from 2007) of statistical resources from U.S. state government, business and research institute statistical publications. Tables for U.S. government and business reports.
]U.S. Census Bureau - State and County Quickfacts
Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography.
]UNESCO Institute for Statistics - World Education Indicators
Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, culture and communication.
]United States Historical Census Data Browser
Historical statistical data derived from the U.S. Census of Population and Housing.
From the National Institute on Money in State Politics, tracks political donations in all 50 states. Reports the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states.A campaign-finance database and relevant issue analyses are available through FollowTheMoney.org.LandStat - Philadelphia Department of Records
The LandStat application supports analysis and display of aggregated data for land records information based on official documents tracked by the Department of Records through its PhilaDOX system.Master of Public Administration Program, Villanova UniversityNACo - National Association of Counties
A national organization that represents county governments in the United States. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government,improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.National Association of Towns and Towhships- NATaT
To provide America's smaller communities, towns and townships, and other suburban and rural localities a strong voice in Washington, DC.National Center for Charitable Statistics
Learn more about charities. Information on charitible contributions by state.National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
A bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories; founded to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislature and ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.National League of Cities (NLC)
Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents. The NLC members are municipalities from across the country.PA-Joint State Government Commission
Search for studies and publications of the Joint State Government Commission, the primary non-partisan research organization that serves the General Assembly. The Commission provides the legislature with a readily available mechanism for conducting interdisciplinary studies.Pew Research Center
"The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does so by conducting public opinion polling and social science research; by reporting news and analyzing news coverage; and by holding forums and briefings. It does not take positions on policy issues."Political Science at Villanova UniversitySearchGov.com
Search engine for U.S. government sites.State & Local Government on the NetSustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
An independent 501(c)3 non-profit. SASB’s mission is to develop and disseminate sustainability accounting standards that help publicly-listed corporations disclose material factors in compliance with SEC requirements.U.S. Courts - The Federal Judiciary
The purpose of this site is to function as a clearinghouse for information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government.U.S. Government Information by TopicUrban Institute (the)
According to its mission statement, the Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government.
ICMA is the professional and educational organization for chief appointed managers, administrators, and assistants in cities, towns, counties, and regional entities throughout the world. Since 1914, ICMA has provided technical and management assistance, training, and information resources to its members and the local government community. The management decisions made by ICMA's 9,000 members affect nearly 185 million individuals in thousands of communities--from small towns with populations of a few hundred to metropolitan areas serving several million. ICMA's mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional local government management worldwide. National Academy of Public Administration National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)
Professional membership organization for state budget and finance officers. Acting as chief financial advisors to the nation’s governors,they guide their states in analysis of budget options and formation of sound public policy. NASBO exists to support its members in their critical job functions by providing information and training on critical state fiscal issues and budget processes, responding to member research inquiries on topics impacting states and their budgets and organizing national meetings where members can discuss critical issues and share best practices. National Association of Towns and Towhships- NATaT
To provide America's smaller communities, towns and townships, and other suburban and rural localities a strong voice in Washington, DC. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
A bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories; founded to improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures, promote policy innovation and communication among state legislature and ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.
Federal News Service
Provides immediate verbatim transcripts of government briefings, speeches, press conferences and other news-making events to the many domestic and international news bureaus in Washington, D. C. FNS transcribes some Congressional hearings, National Press Club speeches, and significant events such as conferences at Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment and broadcast interviews with opinion leaders.Historical New York Times: 1851-2009 (ProQuest)The New York Times
is a unique full-image archive that brings you the entire historical run of The New York Times
, in-depth coverage of science and politics. It offers complete coverage from 1851 to the present with the exception of the most current two years. Includes classified ads, comics and cartoons, photos, maps, graphics, etc., editorials and commentary.Lexis Nexis Academic
Provides full-text access to a wide range of news (national, international, regional, business, legal, and foreign language), business (company financial news and information, accounting, auditing & tax information, industry and market news), and legal (law reviews, federal case law, state legal research) sources. It also features news transcripts, the U.S. Code, Constitution & Court rules, state and country profiles, medical abstracts, and reference & directory sources.
"LexisNexis online services and the materials contained therein are under copyright by LexisNexis. All rights reserved. No part of these Services may be used except for research purposes, and the Services may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the LexisNexis Academic Library Solutions. Materials retrieved from the Services may not be duplicated in hard copy or machine-readable form without the prior written authorization of LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions, except that limited reproduction of output is permitted solely for individual use by the Authorized User or internal distribution within the Subscribing Institution in accordance with the terms of this Agreement unless further limited or prohibited by the Copyright Act of 1976. Under no circumstances may the Materials or any portion thereof be used to create derivative products or services."Philadelphia Inquirer
Contains the complete text of articles covered beginning with 1981. It DOES NOT include advertising, calendar listings, horoscopes, sports statistics, stock tables, weather, weddings, engagements and puzzles.ProQuest Newsstand
Includes access to the full text of over 1,300 newspapers, news websites and blogs including The New York Times
, Wall Street Journal
and Washington Post
, plus other important U.S., international and minority interest papers.
E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans. Journal Finder
Use this link to locate journals or specific articles that may be available electronically.
Citing and Evaluating Research
Citing and Evaluating Research
A guide for citing electronic and print sources in your research, covering a variety of formats. RefWorks
Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies. RefWorks Help
Falvey Memorial Library help page Villanova Writing Center
The Villanova Writing Center provides a comfortable atmosphere for your one-to-one session with a qualified tutor. Bring your paper, assignment, and an open mind and we'll do our best to help you improve your writing. Feel free to use our online resources
, writing guide
or 30-Minute Workshop handouts
. The Writing Center is located in 210 Falvey Library.