literature and research tools
for political science
On 2/3/2022 (1-2pm), we will introduce the services and research tools we offer in Pollux. We then provide an overview of our collaborative partners and our feedback loop with the political science research community. We end our talk with a discussion on the challenges of discoverability of text corpora, which is one aspect for the future development of Pollux. Afterwards there will be time for questions and discussion.
The talk will be held in English. Participation is free of charge, registration is required under https://www.gesis.org/en/services/sharing-knowledge/consulting-and-guidelines/meet-the-experts/anmeldung
More Information on the online series is available at GESIS Meet the Experts.
In the context of the DVPW Convention 2021, we organized an election for the political science "Research Blog of the Year 2021".
The winner will be included in the Pollux pilot project "Searchability of Research Blogs" and thus be findable in the Pollux search.
Congrats to "Theorieblog" for the award "Research Blog of the Year 2021".
Second place: PRIF-Blog
Third place: Blog des Göttinger Instituts für Demokratieforschung
All results: https://www.pollux-fid.de/blog21
We are happy to be represented at the DVPW Convention 2021 with a virtual book table. There you find first information about Pollux, our brand new video "Pollux for #PoWis", further links, presentations on reuse for teaching and more. Feel free to make an appointment with us for a face-to-face conversation, come to our Q&A session)on 9/16 at 2pm, and vote for the political science research blog of the year 2021 (
In addition, we have a diverse program lined up (German only). Here is the overview:
Just in time for the DVPW Convention 2021, our new video "Pollux for #Powis" goes online.
We show what Pollux is, how it works, and which additional services graduate political scientists can use (german only).
Until July 9th 2021 Pollux has trial access to the database Border and Migration Studies Online, which can be accessed via: https://www.pollux-fid.de/r/asp-bord.
To get access, you have to be registered and logged in to Pollux - with an account as a political researcher.
Your feedback is relevant in our decision on whether to co-fund access to the database in the future.
- Is the database useful for your research?
- Would you use the database regularly for your research?
- What is missing?
About Border and Migration Studies
Border and Migration Studies Online provides historical context and resources, representing both personal and institutional perspectives, for the growing fields of border(land) studies and migration studies, as well as history, law, politics, diplomacy, area and global studies, anthropology, medicine, the arts, and more. At completion, the collection will include 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images. In collaboration with an international board of scholars, materials were selected and organized around fundamental themes such as:
- Border Identities
- Border Enforcement and Control
- Border Disputes
- Border Criminologies
- Maritime Borders
- Human Trafficking
- Sea Migration
- Undocumented and Unauthorized Migration
- Global Governance of Migration
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)
- 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.)