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Pollux on Tour


We are pleased to be to be an official supporter at the international congress "Political Theory in Times of Uncertainty" hosted at the University of Bremen (September 27-29, 2023). Together with our partner Qualiservice (data service center for qualitative social science research data) we will inform about our services at an information booth (in the Atlantic Hotel Universum).

The congress is organized under the umbrella of the Section for Political Theory and the History of Ideas of the German Political Science Association (GPSA).


Pollux is blogging!


We have our own section in the DVPW blog. There we regularly report on new services and developments from the FID Political Science.

The first post was published today. It is all about entries from political science research blogs, since recently more than 350 research blogs in German and English language can be found via the Pollux literature search.

Fig. Example search with filter options

Pollux now covers all important forms of scientific publication (cf. Stykow) and our users can thus research well-founded articles on current political or political science topics. The advantage of speed, however, can also be a disadvantage, since blog publications are generally subject to less careful (or no) review processes. Overall, however, research blogs are becoming increasingly important in science communication.

The blog selection will be continuously updated and modified. Suggestions for further political science blogs in German and English can be submitted via or by mail to

We would like to thank the DVPW for the great cooperation and the opportunity to inform political science researchers about topics in the fields of literature research, open access, research data management, and science communication via their blog.

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New in Pollux. Polit-X


From now on, registered political scientists (PLUS account) have free access to the political monitoring and analysis service Polit-X directly via Pollux. Polit-X contains millions of current and historical political documents and other entries at federal, state and European level and offers powerful digital policy analysis tools.

Using Polit-X via Pollux is simple. Users with a political scientists account need only log in to Pollux and can then access Polit-X with a simple click. Popular functions such as alerts on new documents, monitoring of the processes in the Bundestag and Bundesrat, the parliamentarian monitor or the other advanced analysis tools are easy and quick to set up with an appropriate account.

About Polit-X:

Polit-X has been pioneering innovation and development of digital monitoring of political and public life since 2006. With its smart data approach, Polit-X is an expert tool for data-driven evaluations of political developments. In extensive databases, millions of political documents from the federal, state and EU levels are available in a daily updated and bundled form.

With analysis and alert functions, it is also possible to quickly and easily evaluate the activities of the members of the Bundestag and all state parliaments as well as the members of the EU Parliament. For this purpose, Polit-X is constantly expanding its range of services and also uses the latest technologies, such as machine learning and AI.

Dates for Webinars:

Polit-X offers exclusively for Pollux PLUS users three webinars for the introduction to the tool (30 minutes live presentation, afterwards Q&A):

To participate, simply register for a webinar at the links above.

Polit-Xpolicy analysisparliamentaria - the mastodon server for political science


As of now, political science researchers at universities and non-commercial research institutions can register at - the mastodon server for political science. This is the response of the Specialised Information Service for political science to the interest of political science researchers in providing an open channel for scholarly communication.

Further information:

Open Library Politikwissenschaft


Once again we are the main sponsor of the transcript Open Library Political Science for the year 2023. Until the end of November, libraries and institutions can still participate in the OA funding of all new publications in the political science program.

About the Open Library Political Science:

The transcript Open Library Political Science is a model that enables the Open Access publication of all new publications in the program area of political science by a consortium. In four successful rounds to date, 65 institutions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have already committed themselves to the Open Access transformation. Thanks to the open library communities, more than 200 book publications are freely accessible to the entire scientific community: 87 new publications through the community and 170 backlist publications as a free bonus service from the publisher.

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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.)