Landman Library

Subject Guide: History, International Studies, Political Science

Books and E-Books

Library Catalog Contains records for the print books and many (but not all) of the e-books we have in our collection.

EBook Central Browse and access thousands of ebook titles.

WorldCat  Contains over 54 million records from over 10,000 librarries, for books and other materials found in libraries across the U.S. and worldwide. You can order these books using Interlibrary Loan.

General and Legal Databases

Academic Search Ultimate  Robust bibliographic database with over 10,000 active full-text journals and magazines, over 9,000 active full-text peer-reviewed journals, and over 6,500 active full-text peer-reviewed journals with no embargo, in subjects including Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Philosophy, Science, and Technology.

JSTOR  Articles from a range of subject areas, including language and literature, philosophy, African American studies, and classical studies.

OmniFile Full-Text Mega  Covers several core subjects, featuring full-text articles from more than 3,000 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed. Additional coverage includes graphical content, podcasts, foreign language article translations, and downloadable mp3 and article read alouds.

Sage Premier  Over 800 journals published by Sage, including journals in international relations, education, sociology, business, and more.

Taylor and Francis Politics, International Relations, and Security Collections  Previously called Informaworld, this database contains articles from over 200 journal in the area of politics and international relations.

Westlaw Campus Research  Comprehensive database of resources for researching U.S. Law. Includes primary sources including case law, statutes, and regulations at the federal and state levels as well as secondary sources e.g. American Law Reports, American Jurisprudence, and over 800 law reviews.

Sociology and Anthropology Databases

AnthroSource  Journals published by the American Anthropological Association.

Sociology Source Ultimate  Features more than 1,000 active full-text journals and magazines and more than 1,000 active full-text peer-reviewed journals, covering Deviant behavior, Discrimination, Economic development, Family relationships, Gender identity, Migration, Population growth, poverty and wealth, Religious faith and Social Movements.

Sociological Abstracts  Citation database of international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral fields. Includes citations to articles from 1,800 journal, as well as dissertations, conference papers, and book chapters.

Newspaper Articles

Newspaper Source Plus  Full text for more than 1,200 newspapers, more than 40 news magazines, news from more than 130 newswires, more than 74 million full-text articles, and more than 1.7 million television and radio news transcripts.

The New York Times The library has a subscription to The New York Times website. Follow these steps to create an account and access content:

  1. Start here: You will be prompted to log into PortalGuard if you haven't done so already.
  2. Click the Login button at the top right of the homepage. This will take you to a page where you can create an account using your Arcadia email address and password. 
  3. You should then be able to log in to with those same credentials anytime, anywhere. 

     If you have any difficulty creating an account or accessing content on The New York Times website, please contact so we can help troubleshoot issues and get you connected to the news articles you want to see.

Online Primary Source Archives

American Memory from the Library of Congress. “American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.”

American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank. Collection of current and historical speeches in audio and/or video format.

United States National Archives. Search the U.S. National Archives by topic.

Presidential Libraries-U.S. National Archives. Searchable database of presidential libraries from Truman to George W. Bush.

U.S. History Resources. An annotated guide to the most useful websites for U.S. history and social studies from George Mason University

Primary Resources in U.S. History. This feature contains primary documents in text, image, and audio about the experiences of ordinary Americans throughout U.S. history.

Primary Resources in World History. This website reviews describe and evaluates online primary–source archives.

Fordham University’s-Internet Sourcebook. Collections of primary documents from the ancient, medieval, and modern world. Also contains special searchable collections on African, East Asian, Global, Indian, Islamic, Jewish,Science, Women’s, and LGBT History.

Avalon Project: from Yale Law School Library. Documents in Law, History,and Diplomacy. Includes major political and diplomatic documents, from BC to the present, such as: the Magna Carta, the Warsaw Pact, the Oslo Accords, and the 9/11 report.