Coverage Dates: 1975 - Present
Description: Worldwide Political Science Abstracts is building on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, published by IFI / Plenum, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, published by ABC-CLIO, 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, and public administration / policy. The serials list of the new database is actively under construction, with a focus on expanding international coverage. As of February 2004 approximately 1,432 titles are being monitored for coverage; this list will continue to grow.Enhancements to the new database include the capability to link to electronic fulltext and the addition of new fields to the record structure. Furthermore, many records from key journals in political science, published since 2000, also include the references cited in the bibliography of the source article. Each individual reference may also have links to an abstract and/or to other papers that cite that reference; these links increase the possibility of finding more potentially relevant articles. All records added since 2000 are indexed using a thesaurus of over 3,000 terms.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, and Welfare systems.