Beth Sibley (UC Berkeley) Resource Liaison

The PAIS Archive was recently released by CSA and thanks to CDL funding is now available for all campuses on the CSA Illumina platform.  The current coverage is 1937-1976 with the rest of the backfile (1915-1936) becoming available later this year.  The database comprises a retrospective conversion of the PAIS Annual Cumulated Bulletin, Volumes 1-62, published 1915-1976.  When complete, the PAIS Archive will contain over 1 million records.

The database provides historical perspective on many public policy, political, economic, and social issues worldwide.  Included are references to monographs, periodical articles, government documents, reports,pamphlets, notes and announcements, and analytics.  The original historical subject headings have been retained in the file.  Under “Search Tools” author, journal name and publication type indexes can be searched.

This resource can be accessed at: http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/choosecampus/paisarc-csa.html.