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PAIS International

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
Public Affairs Information Service
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PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) indexes materials related to public policy and social issues, including the fields of political science, government, international relations, economics, finance, law, environment, demography, sociology and business.

It covers journal articles, books, government documents, pamphlets and the reports of public and private bodies. More than 1,100 journals and 8,000 monographs are indexed and abstracted each year.

PAIS is international in scope and indexes publications in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Print source:
PAIS bulletin (1915-1990), PAIS Foreign Language Index (1968-1990), PAIS International in Print (1991-)

Number of Users:
Unlimited simultaneous users
Interlibrary Loan:
Not Permitted
Resource Advocate:
Haynes, Anne
SFX Source:
Federated Search:

IUB Library Subjects:
  • Tibetan Studies
  • Telecommunications
  • Underwater Science
  • Arts Administration
  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies
  • Central Eurasian Studies
  • Social Work
  • Slavic and East European Studies
  • Chicano Riqueño Studies
  • India Studies
  • Government Information: International Documents
  • European Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law
  • International Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
  • Biology
  • Global Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Economics
  • Government Information: Foreign Documents
  • African Studies
  • Political Science
  • Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design
  • History
  • Public Health
  • Art & Art History

Library of Congress Subjects:

Social sciences--Databases.
Policy sciences--Databases.
Political science--Databases