Public Affairs Information Service. Public Affairs Information Service. New York: Public Affairs Information Service, 1915–.
PAIS is an index of information about economics, political science, social welfare, and international relations which includes congressional information but is not limited to government resources. It has been published since 1915, and focuses on factual and statistical information. Its aim is to index the “best” information in its areas of coverage. Indexes are published annually, with paper-bound updates during the current year. A cumulative index was published for 1915-1974. An electronic version of PAIS is also available through the University of Illinois Library, covering dates going forward from 1915.
In the cumulative index, references appear as (year) page column item no. Therefore, the citation (64)355L15 means the citation is found in the 1964 annual volume on page 355, left hand column, 15th item from the top. The items themselves are described in the annual volumes.
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