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Open Source Academic Journals and Preprints
These search engines retrieve open source academic journals.
arXiv Math and science preprints.
BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 90 million documents from more than 4,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.
Bentham Open Access 230 open access journals, primarily in engineering and the hard sciences, open to all.
Finding Reliable Websites
When deciding if a webpage is reliable, you should ask yourself the following questions.
||Only cite authors who have some credentials that qualify them to talk about the subject.
||Identify the type of research you need--most online forums, blogs, or presentations are not peer reviewed.
||Use research from websites that regularly maintained to insure that the information isn't outdated.
||Material should be available on academic websites--pay attention to the quality of the website. Avoid .coms and .nets.
||Know why you need the information, and also why the information was published. Avoid biased websites.
Webpages should cite their information so you know how the information was gathered.
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Reliable Websites for Political Science
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:
Strengthen American democracy;
Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and
Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.
Foreign Affairs Online
Foreign Affairs Online has been specifically designed to assist students and other individuals interested in International Relations, International Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy. "Perhaps the best comprehensive Web site on international affairs" -- J. Martin Rochester, Between Peril and Promise: The Politics of International Law, 2006
Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center is a nonpartisan institute that seeks to expand understanding of the presidency, policy, and political history, providing critical insights for the nation’s governance challenges.
Online Resource Guide to Political Inquiry
The site is an on-going project whose contours evolve over time. The set of directories below interpret significance rather than present comprehensive knowledge. These research gateways are supplemented by specific Web-based research that focuses on specific themes, such as the Insurgency Online Research Project and "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland.
Policy Agenda Project
The Policy Agendas Project collects and organizes data from various archived sources to trace changes in the national policy agenda and public policy outcomes since the Second World War.
Political Resources on the Net
Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world