U.S. Government & Politics

Sources for Context

There are hundreds of journal databses to which the Harvard Library subscribes.  You can find additional resources on the Databases page.


Resources for Articles on U.S. Law

  • HeinOnline is a digital collection of legal materials.
  • LegalTrac indexes nearly 1,000 english-language legal publications.

Resources for Articles in Interdisciplinary & Related Fields

Multidisciplinary Indexes

Indexes in Related Disciplines

Finding Books

Finding Books at Harvard

Finding Books Beyond Harvard

  • Borrow Direct - for books not currently available at Harvard. Submit a request and receive the book within 4 days. 
  • Interlibrary Loan - for articles, books, etc. request to borrow it from a broader network of libraries.  
  • Purchase request - for items you need added to the Library collection.

Government Documents and Data Resources

Selected News Sources

  • Factiva is a database of over 8,000 business and news publications in over 20 languages.
  • Nexis Uni features over 15,000 news, business, and legal sources.
  • Politico Pro comprehensive database providing legislative and regulatory insights for policy research.
  • National Journal is a collection of resources on U.S.politics and policy, including Hotline and Race Tracker.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch is a comprehensive database of publications of the ethnic, minority, and native press.
  • Alt-PressWatch provides access to newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.
  • ClimateWire is a daily environmental newswire. Includes access to Greenwire and Energywire.