PAIS: Public Affairs Information Service , subscription database.
PAIS, the Public Affairs Information Service, is an essential index in Sociology and indeed in all the social sciences, covering the broadest range of materials and social issues. It is based on social science holdings of New York Public Library. It includes journal articles, books, reports, government documents, working papers, all together an unusually broad range of materials. Although not as many hits will be found here on any given subject as in many other indexes, ones found here are almost always important ones, key to solid coverage of topics in Sociology. Database begins in 1915 and comes up to date.
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Page last updated 13 March 2012 in the Princeton University Library