Library Resources

Research Resources

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Databases & Indexes

Political Science & Policy Resources

  • PAIS International [BROKEN LINK] (formerly Public Affairs Information Service. Bulletin (P.A.I.S.): A subject index to books, periodicals, government reports (U.S. Local, state and national, and foreign) and reports of private and public organizations (including the UN). Coverage includes political science, economics, public administration, international law and relations, sociology, business, education, and public welfare.
  • Academic Search Elite [BROKEN LINK] provides abstracts and indexing for over 3000 periodicals, plus searchable full text for over 1200 periodicals. Subjects covered include business, social science, education, science, humanities and news and current events. Select "Peer Reviewed".
  • MasterFILE Premier [BROKEN LINK] provides abstracts and indexing for approximately 3000 periodicals, plus searchable full text from approximately 2000 periodicals. Subjects covered include general reference, business, health, social science, education, science, humanities and news and current events. Select "Peer Reviewed".

NOTE: You may search both these databases simultaneously. If you do so, you may restrict your results to professional (peer-reviewed) journals by searching from the "Advanced Search" screen and then selecting "Peer Review" from both the Academic Search Elite & the MasterFile Premier boxes.

  • InfoTrac Expanded Academic ASAP [BROKEN LINK] includes 2,600 indexed and 1,400 full text titles in a wide variety of disciplines in the social science, humanities, and science and technology. Also included are national news periodicals, general interest magazines, newswires and The New York Times. Select "refereed publications".

Specialized Asian Area Studies

  • Bibliography of Asian Studies [BROKEN LINK] : Contains more than 410,000 records (periodical articles, individually authored monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften) on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

Government Resources

  • World News Connection (WNC) [BROKEN LINK] provides full-text access to both the FBIS Daily Reports and the JPRS Reports. These include unclassified CIA reports of translated foreign news broadcasts, wire services, government press releases, newspaper articles, and periodicals. The areas covered include Sub Saharan Africa, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Near East, South Asia, Western Europe, and Central Eurasia. All documents have been translated into English. Countries no longer included (because they are on the U.S. State Department's embargo list) are Cuba, Libya, Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. For help in using World News Connection a user guide is available.
  • MarciveWEB [BROKEN LINK] is a web-based service accessing the titles cataloged by the Superintendent of Documents, primarily from the legislative and judicial branches of the U.S. Federal Government, since 1976. Items may be searched by title, author/agency, subject, and numeric. UNC Charlotte holdings are noted.

Web-Based E-Journals

The following e-journals are available on the web. Some offer free access; some require subscriptions. The University's proxy server is not required.

Newspaper Indexes

UNC Charlotte Newspaper Indexes

  • Newspaper Source [BROKEN LINK] : Provides indexing and abstracting for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. It contains full text for 120 regional U.S. Newspapers, fourteen international newspapers, six newswires, ten newspaper columns and The Christian Science Monitor (for a total of 151 full text newspapers and other sources).

Web-Available E-Newspapers

The following e-journals are available free on the web. The University's proxy server is not required.

United States News Sources:

National Newspapers, Major Listings:

Major Metropolitan Dailies, Major Listings [BROKEN LINK] :

Newspapers by State

International News Sources: