The database consists of the bibliographies Political science abstracts (1975-2000) and ABC POL SCI (1984-2000).
Articles and reviews from some 1,500 international journals on political science and related fields, such as administrative science, international affairs and law, are recorded. In addition, monographs and doctoral theses are taken into account to a lesser degree.
Included in the records of the journal articles is a short table of contents, and since 2001, often the original annotations. The database evaluates around 80% of literature from Western Europe and North America.