Library Guide Series
- PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) provides citations and abstracts about public policy and social issues on a global scale. The Public Affairs Infomation Service International provides bibliographic access to articles, books, hearings, reports, government publications, web resources, and other publications from 120 countries. PAIS includes English language abstracts and subject headings for materials in English, French, German, Italian, Portugese, and Spanish. Updated monthly and covering public affairs information since 1972, PAIS International contains more than 480,000 records, each with complete bibliographic information, and a brief abstract.
- PAIS International
is available to current UT Arlington Faculty,
and UT Arlington Students on the web at this addresses:
A truncation symbol in PAIS International
to add plurals is a plus sign (+),
and when this symbol is put at the end of a root word,
the database will be searched for both the
singular and the plural form of that word.
For example, the command "girl+" will have the computer search engine
look for both "girl" or "girls."
A phrase is indicated with quotation marks ("") so that words that
are surrounded by quotation marks are searched as a single string. For
example, "social work" will be searched as a two word phrase.
Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information
are AND and OR.
The AND is used to connect two different
concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous.
It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression
that contains an OR. Here is an example:
(women+ or woman+ or girl+ or famale+) AND (contraception or "birth control")
The first part of this statement will find material about females.
The second part will look
for the words "abortion" or "birth control".
then links the first set with the second.
This should be an effective
way to look for contraceptive issues facing women.
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