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
New video online: OA-Töne aus der Politikwissenschaft- a statement for open access by Arndt Leininger, PhD
In the third video in the series "OA-Töne aus der Politikwissenschaft", Arndt Leininger, PhD, assistant professor for political science research methods at Chemnitz University of Technology, explains that there are many ways to fund open access publications without having to dig into your own pocket.
New video online: OA-Töne aus der Politikwissenschaft- a statement for open access by Dr. Felix.S. Bethke
In our second video in the series "OA-Töne aus der Politikwissenschaft" Dr. Felix S. Bethke, political scientist at Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), states why he believes there must be open access to publicly funded research. (German only.)
New video online: OA-Töne aus der Politikwissenschaft- a statement for open access by Dr. Philipp Schulz
In the first video of our series "OA-Töne aus der Politikwissenschaft", Dr. Philipp Schulz, political scientist at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (INIIS), University of Bremen, describes why fast and free access to his research results from around the world is important to him. (german only)
The detailed version of the analysis of our online survey conducted in June 2020, has now been published open access in o|bib Das offene Bibliotheksjournal. The paper titled “Ich habe mich noch nicht mit Pollux beschäftigt” - eine Zufriedenheits- und Bedarfsanalyse des Fachinformationsdienstes Politikwissenschaft (german only) can be accessed via: https://doi.org/10.5282/o-bib/5680
Step by step we explain how registered political scientists can easily upload their already published journal articles in SSOAR Open Access via Pollux.
SSOAR - Social Science Open Access Repository - is the largest full-text server for the social sciences and is operated by GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.