Political Science 17 Fall 2005Ken Furuta

Political Science 17

Fall 2005
Ken Furuta

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CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

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  • Click Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

The database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public policy.


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Journal articles, government publications and other materials about international relations, political science, public policy; 1937-present



  1. Click the “Journal Articles Only” box on the search page to eliminate dissertations from the results.
  2. Use the words, developing countries (not "underdeveloped countries") in your searches.
  3. On the results page, Click “Peer-Reviewed Journals” to further focus your results.

    Example 1
  1. When you pull up a record, copy the entire line if the “SO:” (source) field.  You may need it to retrieve the article.
  2. Use UC-eLinks  UC-eLinks
       UC-eLinks provide an easy way move from an article citation to the full text.  For online material it provides a link to the text.  For print material it links to the catalog for the call number.  If UCR does not own the item you need, use Interlibrary Loan.
  3. For print articles, those with dates less than 2 years old or so are in the Rivera current periodicals area filed alphabetically by title.  Older ones are in the “stacks” filed by call number.
  4. You can save/print/email citations by selecting records, clicking Update Marked List, and finally clicking the Save, Print, Email link (see above).
  5. The QuikBib option on the “Save, Print, Email” menu generates a bibliography of selected records in a variety of bibliographic styles, including Chicago.  Turn off any popup blockers before clicking “Create”.

a.      Warnings 1) the citation is to the “Worldwide” database, not the full text.
2) The final authority for a citation's format is your professor.  Check if you are unsure.


Example 2


Web of Science

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  • Click Web of Science


Scholarly articles, plus citation searching for articles that cite known works, 1975 to present.  See for more information.


Finding Books



Formatting a citation - Style manuals


Chicago Manual of Style

A brief guide is available online (  For more extensive citations, copies of the latest edition of the Manual are in Rivera and Science Reference (Z253 .U69 2003).

Last modified: 10/19/2005 1:38 PM by by K. Furuta

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