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Library Guide Politics & Public administration: by name
subject guide with practical info for making use of the library and all of its facilities
Note that bibliographical databases provide you with a description and not necessarily the full text of a publication. In most of our databases thisbutton is available, click on it to verify whether the publication is available through the library. For more information on literature search and (systematic) reviews contact the NSM library team.
Limited services due to corona measures: All mandatory course literature has been moved from the Management Study centre to the hall of the Central Library.
Delpher is a website providing full-text Dutch-language digitized historical newspapers, books, journals and copy sheets for radio news broadcasts. The material is provided by libraries, museums and other heritage institutions.
The Documentation Centre Dutch Political Parties (DNPP in its Dutch abbreviation) is part of the University Library, Groningen University. The DNPP database contains descriptions of publications by political parties, such as (parts of) monographs, brochures, election and party manifestos, etc. Relevant articles from party papers, dailies and news magazines are also included. All publications have been indexed by keyword.
The European Documentation Centre (EDC) in Nijmegen has been part of the Law Library since 1990. All official publications of the European Union are collected and catalogued. The collection consists of books, journals and other materials. To make the collection accessible, the EDC has catalogues and reference works. You can send responses to email@example.com.
The eLibrary of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) contains journals, books, working papers and studies, data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and much more.
IMF eLibrary also provides options to use data to make your own statistics and to export data in various formats. Self-teaching: Tutorial
The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) contains references to journal articles, books and book chapters in the fields of economics, political science, social and cultural anthropology and sociology. Coverage from 1951. Self-teaching: IBSS basic search IBSS advanced search
NARCIS - National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System
NARCIS is a gateway to (open access) publications from all Dutch universities, KNAW, NWO and a number of research institutes, datasets from DANS and 4TU.Datacentrum and descriptions of research projects, researchers and research institutes. Related database: Radboud Repository
Association of Dutch Courts of Audit and audit committees. These authorities are tasked with checking whether the Dutch government and local authorities spend public funds economically, efficiently and effectively. You find links to a library and wiki with interesting publications available free of charge.
All subjects; newspapers, magazines, web news, transcripts of news items on radio and TV
Nexis Uni is a database with full text articles derived from Dutch newspapers (national and regional), foreign newspapers and Dutch news magazines. Coverage: circa 1990 - present, daily updates Manual: Help Topics for Nexis Uni
Online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Find publications, e.g. reports, papers and statistics organised both thematically and by country.
The University Library provides access to the 'Books', 'Papers' and the 'Statistics'. Self-teaching: Getting started Tutorial video
Find thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in a particular field of study. For example: The Oxford Handbook of Political Science, The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics, The Oxford Handbook of International Relations, The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory. Self-teaching: Oxford tutorial
Comprehensive multidisciplinary collection of references and abstracts of dissertations and theses from around the world, mainly from the United States. A preview of the first 24 pages of each publication is available for most. Coverage: 1743 - present
A comprehensive database with international coverage of the professional and academic peer reviewed literature in the field of psychology, and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as Medicine, Psychiatry, Nursing, Sociology, Education, Pharmacology, Physiology, Linguistics, Communication, and Anthropology.
The database includes references and abstracts from:
- more than 2,000 journals
- dissertations in more than 30 languages
- book chapters and books in the English language Coverage: 1806 - present, weekly updates Self-teaching module: PsycINFO Basics Related databases: PubMed, Web of Science
The Radboud Repository contains the (open access) academic output of the Radboud University, amongst which are all digitised theses published since the founding of the University in 1923. Introductory video: Radboud Repository in a nutshell Related database: NARCIS
Economically oriented working papers. EconPapers use the RePEc bibliographic and author data, providing access to the largest collection of online Economics working papers and journal articles. The majority of the full text files are freely available, but some (typically journal articles) require that you or your organization subscribe to the service providing the full text file.
Handbooks are providing an overview of a whole subject area or sub-discipline. Search on the mainpage with "public administration or "politics" for handbooks on this topics, e.g. The Routledge handbook of global public policy and administration or The Routledge handbook of LGBTQIA administration and policy.
RUQuest is a search engine for the collection of the RU University Library, Nijmegen, and for collections of other libraries worldwide.
RUQuest contains printed and digital books, periodicals, journal articles, book chapters and more.
Full text publications can be opened by clicking 'View full text'. Tutorial: RUQuest
SAGE Research Methods is a tool designed to help you create research projects and understand the methods behind them.
- reference books on research methods & design;
- case studies;
- quantitative methods "Little Green Books";
- qualitative methods "Little Blue Books"
- a selection of journal articles.
- videos on methods
The Web of Science by Clarivate Analytics contains references of international journal articles from all scientific disciplines.
It includes data from eight citation indexes:
- Science Citation Index Expanded
- Social Sciences Citation Index
- Arts and Humanities Citation Index
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S)
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
- Book Citation Index - Science (BKCI-S)
- Book Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (BKCI-SSH)
- Emerging Sources Citation Index
- Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-EXPANDED)
- Index Chemicus (IC)
Citation indexes offer a unique search method to find later-published journal articles, in which a publication is cited. Coverage: daily updates Related: Journal Citation Reports
The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) is an independent advisory body for government policy. Its position is governed by the Act Establishing a Scientific Council on Government Policy of 30 June 1976 (Instellingswet WRR). The task of the WRR is to advise the Dutch government and Parliament on strategic issues that are likely to have important political and societal consequences. Publications are best available and searched in the Dutch version of the website.
Women's Studies International Forum (formerly Women's Studies International Quarterly, established in 1978) is a bimonthly journal to aid the distribution and exchange of feminist research in the multidisciplinary, international area of women's studies and in feminist research in other disciplines.