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Parrish Library’s Database of the Week for 12/9/11

December 9th, 2011

Welcome to this feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. These database snapshots will give you basic information about our most relevant and beneficial online resources.

If you have a suggestion for a database or research topic that should be covered, please let us know.

Database name:  PAIS International, from CSA.

Link:, in the pull down Quick Access to Business Databases alpha list right below the Libraries’ search box.

Description/focus:  Public affairs, social policies, and international relations.

Start with this hint:  PAIS International is on the Proquest platform which is familiar from the many other databases from that provider.  PAIS International contains citations to government documents, grey literature, statistical directories, publications of international agencies, Internet material, conference reports, research reports, and articles. Unlike other databases, PAIS International has few full text documents, but the icon Find It @ Purdue Libraries that appears in the citations will lead you to the full text in another database or lead you to the Interlibrary Loan request form. Click here to see the basics of searching PAIS International.

Why you should know this database:  PAIS International is a unique resource for anyone conducting research on international relations, global public policy, social policies, or world affairs.  It includes information about political, economic, and cultural issues affecting communities, countries, governments, and society.

How this database can be integrated into the curriculum:  PAIS International provides perspective on public affairs and policies, and international relations, which is basic to understanding topics such as globalization, economic growth, financial markets, labor issues, worldwide productivity, sustainable development, and others.

Cost: Paid by the Libraries.


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