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Use these databases to find journal articles and other materials on literature and related topics.
America: History & Life covers the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. It includes citations with abstracts for books, dissertations, and articles from 1964 to the present. It does not include full-text articles, although it does link to some sources of full text.
Historical Abstracts covers world history from 1450 to the present, excluding material on the United States and Canada. Citations and abstracts for books, dissertations, and articles from over 2,000 journals are included in the database. Coverage begins in 1954. It does not include full-text articles, although it does link to some full-text sources.
JSTOR provides access to the full images (including photos, tables, and graphs) of articles from back issues of a variety of scholarly journals, including political science journals. Coverage extends back to the 19th century for some journals. Recent years' issues are generally not accessible in this database.
LexisNexis Academic offers full text access to up-to-date information from a wide variety of news sources as well as policy papers and legal documents. It is the best source of information on current events.
LexisNexis Congressional provides information related to the U.S. Congress. It includes a variety of features, including indexes to congressional publications, the full text of laws, regulations, bills, and publications. It also provides information about the backgrounds and activities of members of Congress.
LexisNexis Statistical provides statistical data on many different topics. It also indexes and abstracts publications with statistical content.
PAIS includes material on topics relating to politics and public policy. The database indexes a variety of materials, including articles, books, and government documents. Coverage begins in 1972.
Project Muse provides access to the full text of articles from almost 200 journals, many of them in the humanities and social sciences. Coverage begins in 1993.
This database provides access to the full text of reports, documents, and journals of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. It currently covers Congressional activities from 1817 to 1980. It also provides access to maps from the serial set, as well as the American State Papers, 1789-1838, a collection containing legislative and executive documents.
An interdisciplinary refereed journal publishing scholarship relating to the African continent>
"A peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary E-journal in the field of European integration research"
Contains articles on topics related to world systems, such as globalization and global inequality
Middle East Review of International Affairs, a refereed quarterly journal on Middle East issues edited by Barry Rubin
An open-access journal on issues in conflict and peace studies, including topics such as human rights, democratization, conflict resolution, environment, and security
Dictionary of Government and Politics
Reference JA61 .C6 1998
Definitions of terms in political science
Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics
Reference E184.A1 E574 2000
Source for material on the political history and influence of the U.S.'s four largest racial ethnic groups--African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics
Encyclopedia of Women in American Politics
Reference HQ1236.5.U6 E53 1999
Provides information on the political history of women
Political Parties & Elections in the United States: An Encyclopedia
Reference JK2261 .P633 1991
Source of information on a wide variety of topics relating to political parties and elections
Congressional Quarterly's Guide to Congress
Reference JK1021 .C565 1991
Covers the origins of Congress, its powers, and legislative processes
Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court
Reference KF8742 .W567 1997
Covers the origins of the Court, its powers, and its impact on other areas of government
Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections
JK1967 .C662, Latest in Reference
Contains analysis of and statistical information about U.S. elections (both presidential and Congressional) and political parties
Guide to the Presidency
Reference JK516 .C57 2002
Covers the origins of the presidency, presidential powers, the executive branch, and the relationship to the other branches of government
The Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World
Reference JA61 .O95 2001
A comprehensive guide containing articles on international relations and domestic politics worldwide
The Oxford Guide to the United States Government
Reference JK9 .P384 2001
A guide to concepts and topics related to U.S. government
United States Government Manual
JK421 .A3, Latest at Reference Desk
Official handbook of the federal government, providing information on agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Also available online
Europa World Year Book
JN1 .E85, Latest at Reference Desk
Descriptive surveys and statistics of nations, as well as a listing of international organizations
The Statesman's Year-Book
JA51 .S7, Latest at Reference Desk
Statistical and historical annual of the states of the world
Reference G123 .U56
Country profiles compiled by the CIA; also available online
Statistical Abstract of the United States
HA202 .U55, Latest at Reference Desk
Collection of statistics on population, economy, industry, and environment; the library has copies back to 1905. Also available online
A site from the University of Michigan with many links to sites related to political science
Provides links to sites concerning political science, international affairs, public policy, and public affairs
Well-organized collection of links from Vanderbilt University; includes lists of links for public policy issues and groups
Contains over 3,000 links to major political and governmental sites worldwide
A nonpartisan organization that provides information about foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments
A bipartisan organization that analyzes current and emerging global issues
An integrated database system that contains information from research institutes about international relations and security
A gateway to sites for the study of international relations, international law, and U.S. foreign policy
Provides information on topics related to global security issues
Another gateway to sites related to international relations
Provides information about the results of recents elections for nations worldwide
World Governments and Governmental Organizations
Contains information about the European Union for citizens of the United States
"Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc."
The web site of the United Nations
U.S. Government and Politics
An online archive containing over 85,000 documents related to the study of the Presidency from Washington to the present, including the full text of presidential papers, addresses, press conferences, and State of the Union speeches
Site providing basic biographical information on members of Congress from 1774 to the present, as well as some presidents and vice presidents
The official directory of the U.S. Congress
Campaign finance information provided by the Center for Responsive Politics, a "non-partisan, non-profit research group that tracks money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy"
Contains information about Supreme Court decisions, including access to audio files containing oral arguments made before the Court
Provides information about each of the presidents, including election results, cabinet members, notable events, points of interest, and links to further information on other sites
A nonpartisan, non-profit project that has compiled a database of candidates and elected officials providing background and contact information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finance information, and interest group ratings for politicians
The official site of the Supreme Court
Site containing official summaries and the full text of Supreme Court decisions since 1990 as well as the text of some historic decisions
Contains the full text of Supreme Court rulings issued between 1937 and 1975
A government site providing information the activities of the U.S. Congress, including bills, laws, committee reports, and the Congressional Record; full text documents are provided for some Congressional sessions
The home page of the executive branch of the U.S. government
Also see Government Documents for more links to state, national, and international government sites
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