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PAIS International


The PAIS International database from CSA contains citations to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. PAIS International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world.

An enhanced subscription to PAIS International on CSA Illumina is also available that includes access to the PAIS Archive. The PAIS Archive provides retrospective coverage of the PAIS Annual Cumulated Bulletin. For further information on the PAIS Archive, click here.

The database backfile dates to 1972: PAIS International includes records from the print PAIS Bulletin 1977 and forward; and from the PAIS print Foreign Language Index published 1972-1990, at which time it merged with the PAIS Bulletin.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Administration of justice
    • Agriculture, forestry and fishing
    • Banking and finance
    • Business and service sector
    • Culture and religion
    • Economic conditions
    • Education
    • Energy resources and policy
    • Environment
    • Government
    • Health conditions
    • Human rights
    • International Relations
    • Labor conditions and policy
    • Law and ethics
    • Manufacturing and industry
    • Media and communications
    • Military and defense policy
    • Politics
    • Population and demographics
    • Science and technology
    • Social conditions
    • Trade
    • Transportation
Dates of Coverage
    1972 - current. PAIS International includes records from the print PAIS Bulletin 1977 and forward; and from the PAIS print Foreign Language Index published 1972-1990, at which time it merged with the PAIS Bulletin.
Update Frequency
    Over 704,083 records as of August 2013
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Document Delivery
    Fee-based document delivery for materials cited in PAIS International and PAIS Archive is supplied by New York Public Library's NYPL Express service. For document availability, fee schedules, and ordering information, please visit or contact:

    NYPL Express
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    188 Madison Avenue
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    Fax 212.592.7215
Sample Record
    Database PAIS International
    Title Revolt on the Tigris: the al-Sadr uprising and governing Iraq
    Author Etherington, Mark
    Source Cornell University Press, November 2005. 240 pp.
    Iraq war, 2003 Military occupation -- Iraq Insurgency -- Iraq Iraq -- Reconstruction Coalition Provisional Authority
    Abstract Provides a firsthand account of post-conflict Iraq, describing the turmoil visited on the country by outside intervention and the difficulties faced by the Coalition in fashioning a new political and civil apparatus.
    ISBN 0801444519
    Publisher Cornell University Press
    Availability Cornell Univ Pr (ISBN 0-8014-4451-9) US $25.00
    Features il(s)
    Language English
    Publication Year 2005
    Publication Type Book or Monograph
    Update 20050613
    Accession Number 2005-0512280
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract LC = LC Control Number
    AN = Accession Number PB = Publisher
    AU = Author PT = Publication Type
    AV = Availability PY = Publication Year
    CA = Corporate Author RL = Resource Location
    DE = Descriptors RP = Report Number
    FE = Features SR = Series Title
    IB = ISBN SO = Source
    IP = Information Provider TI = Title
    IS = ISSN UD = Update
    LA = Language