PAIS International


PAIS database provides access to almost 540,000 records in various formats. Political and Social Sciences are one of the key editorial areas.


The Public Affairs Information Service database is provided from CSA Illumina, a worldwide information company specialized in publishing and distributing databases and journals, with professional staff


Most records in the databases are full-text and accompanied by information and metadescriptors, under a well-organized and extensive structure (covering material from 120 countries worldwide)

Information density

PAIS database provides access to almost 560,000 records in various formats, related to a large range of subject areas. The general CSA website gives access to 100 databases in four primary editorial areas: arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and technology

Content Pertinence to Political Science

PAIS database contains a fair quantity of references to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies. Newspapers are not indexed

Updating Rate

Updating rate depends on newspapers and journals publication timing