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Database Trials

Trials are offered for a limited time period. Please explore and provide feedback on databases we are considering adding to our collection. We welcome your comments. After using one of the trials, please complete an evaluation form. The Walker Library works hard to support teaching, learning, and research across the campus while also being good stewards of our budget. This means weighing the potential value and impact of one resource against that of other resources.

Policy Commons (trial access through 7/31/2022)

Policy Commons is a one-stop community platform for research from the world's leading policy experts, nonpartisan think tanks, IGOs and NGOs. 

Policy Commons, produced by Coherent Digital, provides almost 3.2 million fulltext think-tank publications, including policy reports, administrative documents, books, project and campaign documents, working papers and discussion papers, journal articles, press releases, briefs, and brochures. The platform archives lost or orphan content, with more than 30,000 publications from 1,000 defunct and inactive policy organizations available, as well as selected unique content licensed from a dozen publishers.

The Policy Commons interface offers fulltext searching in addition to 3,400 topics tags and filters for document type, organization name and type, publication language, country of publication, and publication date. Policy Commons also provides a searchable database of more than 16,000 policy organizations worldwide. See this product overview (PDF file) for more information. 

After you explore this resource, please tell us what you think by completing the Database Trial Evaluation Form.

Database Evaluation