POLLUX makes your literature and information procurement faster and more efficient regardless of location


POLLUX - briefly explained


The specialised information service for Political Science - POLLUX - offers political scientists and students references of printed political science literature. Furthermore, POLLUX provides direct access to electronic publications. We would like to show in this short film, what POLLUX exactly is and how it works.


POLLUX-Survey completed


A big thank you to everyone who took part in our online survey! It was completed on 28.6.2020 with 279 participants.

We are now starting the evaluation and are curious about the results, which we will publish later.

Our community feedback survey


POLLUX was created for the political science community and we need your input. Community feedback is the best way for us to know what is missing, what needs improvement and which areas are good. We prepared a short survey (10-15 minutes) to better understand the needs of the community and what our strengths and weaknesses are.

The survey is available till 28.06.2020. No personal data will be collected. The POLLUX team appreciates your support.

Click here for the survey: https://www.pollux-fid.de/surveys/pollux-general-survey

New in POLLUX: Search filter for electronic media


You can filter your search results by electronic media. Printed media will not be displayed with this filter.

Searching for "Global Governance" in POLLUX

Get the best search results

POLLUX offers access to a large number of resources in different formats - free of charge for registered political scientists. Following the e-first-principle, all sources are made available digitally and directly wherever possible.

  • Comprehensive political science search space
  • Free of charge, up-to-date and fast
  • Electronic full texts (ebooks, articles)
  • Large, up-to-date newspaper archive (Factiva)

Reference lists

  • Find and save relevant literature
  • Use different lists to store titles using your criteria
  • Export lists to the reference management software
  • Use a rating system to score best sources


  • Articles from 600 German-language and 14,000 international newspapers, as well as documents and publications from international institutions
  • International newspapers (The Times, The New York Times, The Independent etc.)
  • German-language newspapers (Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Handelsblatt etc.)