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International Research

Worldwide Resources

Open Access Journals

  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    DOAJ was launched in 2003 with 300 open access journals. Today,this independent index contains 18,000+ peer-reviewed, open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. Open access journals from all countries and in all languages are accepted for indexing.
  • Open Knowledge Repository (World Bank Group)
    Primarily economic data, didn't see much related to political science.
  • SRN (Social Sciences Research Network)
    SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks.
    • Criminal Justice Research Network (CJRN)
      The Criminal Justice Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers
    • Political Science Network (PSN)
      Provides access to both published papers in Political Science and preprints of unpublished (or not yet published) research.


Institutional Repositories

  • Directory of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)
  • OpenDOAR
    OpenDOAR is the quality-assured, global Directory of Open Access Repositories. You can search and browse through thousands of registered repositories based on a range of features, such as location, software or type of material held.


Think Tanks / Research Centers


Data Repositories

  • re3data.org (Register of Research Data Repositories)
    Provides access to a wide range of data, including some related to political science interests.
  • ICPSR (Inter-University for Political and Social Research
    ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences and is international in scope. Santa Clara is a member of ICPSR which provides faculty and students with free access to this treasure trove of data.