The specialized information service (FID) Political Science - Pollux aims to offer political scientists a supraregional, subject-specific and fast access to special literature and information relevant to their research.
The needs and interests of the researchers are the focus of the continuous development of the service Pollux provides.
With around 9 million references of political science publications, Pollux is the central literature and research tool for political science in Germany. The individual titles are either immediately available electronically or marked in the portal with a reference to the owning library. In addition, political scientists have free access to the newspaper archive Factiva, the policy monitoring and analysis service Polit-X, and numerous e-books.
The FID Political Science also supports and promotes open access publishing and research data management in political science.
Pollux has been funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation) since 2016 as part of the Specialized Information Services for Science program and is jointly maintained by the Bremen State and University Library, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, and, since 2022, the Qualiservice the Data Service Center for qualitative social science research data.
Scientific Advisory Board
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Dr. Simone Burkhart
Management of Science
German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)Website
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Prof. Dr. Florian Grotz
Political science, especially comparative government
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Helmut Schmidt University - University of the Federal Armed Forces HamburgWebsite
PD Dr. habil. Steffen Kailitz
Extremism and totalitarianism research
Hannah-Arendt-Institute for Totalitarianism Studies, Technical University of DresdenWebsite
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Knelangen
Department of Political Science in the Institute of Social Sciences, Christian-Albrecht-University of KielWebsite
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Subject Librarian for Political Science / Scientific Service
German National Library (Frankfurt a. M. / Leipzig)
Dr. Julia Schwanholz
Parliamentary, democracy, and public policy research with a focus on digital transformation.
Institute of Political Science, University of Duisburg-EssenWebsite
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Prof. Dr. Christoph Weller
Peace and conflict research
Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of AugsburgWebsite
Dr. Dieter Wolf
Social history and politics
SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, University of BremenWebsite