PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International

Cambridge now has access to the PAIS International database thanks to a subscription to the ProQuest Social Sciences Premium collection.

PAIS was established in 1914 for the purpose of chronicling the world’s public affairs, public and social policies, international relations, and world politics and to prepare and disseminate information, primarily bibliographic in nature, for the use of scholars, researchers, librarians, legislators, government officials, the business and financial community, policy researchers, students, and others seeking to locate published information in the realm of public policy.

PAIS (originally, the Public Affairs Information Service) combines two databases: PAIS International and PAIS Archive.

The PAIS International database contains continually updated records for over half a million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. PAIS International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and other languages. It is updated quarterly with over 17,000 current records added in total each year.

PAIS Archive contains over 1.23 million records and covers monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, and analytics.  PAIS Archive provides a unique perspective on the 20th century’s most important public and social policies, such as Prohibition, suffrage, pacifism, civil rights, McCarthyism, Vietnam War, and Watergate.

Access PAIS International via this link.

Just south of Lampedusa island, the Italian Navy transfers 219 migrants to their ship. The migrants include Pakistanis, Syrians, Moroccans, Nigerians, and Nepalis who had left the coast of Libya with smugglers the night before. The Navy ship operates as part of the EU’s “Mare Nostrum” project, searching for boats with migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Photo Credit: © Carlos Spottorno/Panos Pictures

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