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Background Information

Annual Review of Political Science Restricted Resource

1998-present. Annual summary and analysis of research in the field of political science. Good source for an overview of the current state of research on a given topic at a given point in time.

Mobile access to Annual Review of Political Science

Europa World Plus Restricted Resource

Online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.

Political Handbook of the World
Print Location: Burling Ref JF37 .P61

Detailed overview of the politics and governments of every country in the world. Current edition in reference; older editions back to 1977 on the second floor.

Guide to U.S. Elections
Print Location: Burling Ref. JK1967 .G85x 2005 Restricted Resource

Reference Universe Restricted Resource

Customized search engine for the library's print and online reference works, with some full text.

Scholarly Articles

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Restricted Resource

Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.

PAIS International Restricted Resource

1915-present. Index of scholarly and non-scholarly articles, books, government documents, reports, and more, covering global public policy and social issues, from the Public Affairs Information Service.

HeinOnline Academic Core Collections Restricted Resource

A large collection of full-text legal and government publications both current and historical, covering United States Federal and State law, foreign and international law, legal classics, law journals, treaties, case law, and much more.

SSRN eLibrary

Database of nearly 450,000 working papers from the Social Sciences Research Network. Primarily covering economics and law, with some political science and other subjects. Being working papers, this research may not necessarily have been peer reviewed.

JSTOR Restricted Resource

Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.

Mobile access to JSTOR

Project MUSE Restricted Resource

Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

LatAm-Studies Full-Text Online Restricted Resource

Database of Spanish-language journals and other academic content on Latin America from the Caribbean, Central and South America, and around the world. Topics include culture, environment, finance, history, law, and literature.

Data and Statistics

iPoll Databank at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research Restricted Resource

Searchable database of U.S. public opinion data from academic, commercial, and media survey organizations, such as Gallup, Pew, network TV news bureaus, and more. In many cases, you can download the full data set from the survey through RoperExpress. View the Terms of Use for this resource.

New York Times/CBS News Poll Archive

Searchable archive of New York Times/CBS News Polls since 1976. Raw data from these polls is available through ICPSR.

Policy Agendas Project

1940s-present. Coded datasets of policy changes based on Congressional hearings, Congressional roll call votes, executive orders, State of the Union addresses, and more.

Voting in American Elections
Print Location: Burling Ref JK1965 .B86 2010

1788-2008. Extensive data on American presidential elections, including turnout data for all presidential elections. Also includes some data on gubernatorial and Congressional elections.

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource

An extensive multidisciplinary database providing full text for thousands of publications, including thousands of peer-reviewed journals.

Mobile access to Academic Search Premier

New York Times and Index

The New York Times is one of the leading news providers in the U.S. This link goes to a page with options for accessing the New York Times in the Grinnell College Libraries.

Newspapers and Magazines

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Government Information

ProQuest Congressional Restricted Resource

1789-present. Provides access to the CIS Index, a comprehensive index/abstract to Congressional publications, plus the full text of some hearings, reports, and other Congressional documents, including the full text of the Congressional Record. Also contains an extensive collection of Executive Branch documents.

Congress.gov

1973-present. Official government source for information on bills considered by the U.S. Congress. Provides overviews of legislation, profiles of members of Congress, committee information and reports, and educational materials on the legislative process. Also offers the Congressional Record from 1995 to the present.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set Restricted Resource

1817-1994. Online access to the reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, with numerous images and statistical tables. Print version, approximately 13,800 bound volumes, available upon request.

U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) via FirstSearch Restricted Resource

1976-present. Indexes all types of U.S. government documents, such as reports, hearings, debates, and records, from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

Other Databases

CQ Voting and Elections Collection Restricted Resource

A collection of research tools about voting in America, past and present, produced by CQ Press. Covers political parties, campaigns and elections, and demographic information about voters.

LexisNexis Academic Restricted Resource

Provides access to a wide range of full-text content for news, business, legal, and reference information. Particularly strong in legislative, government, corporate, financial, and demographic information, as well as market research and industry reports.

United Nations Voting Records

View the full text of resolutions brought before the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council and see how specific countries voted on those resolutions. Includes every resolution from the beginning of the United Nations to the present. Click on "New Keyword Search" under "Voting Records."

AP Images (Associated Press) Restricted Resource

Constantly updated, AP Images provides access to millions of primary source photos from 1825 to the present. Also provides audio, video, graphics, and interactives. This database may be used for educational purposes only.

GenderWatch Restricted Resource

1970-present. A collection of hundreds of international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports, and conference proceedings devoted to the impact of gender across a broad range of subject areas.

American Presidency Project

Searchable database of presidential documents, from State of the Union addresses to convention speeches executive orders, from George Washington to the present.

OpenSecrets.org

Data on campaign finance, lobbying expenditures, 527 groups, and the personal finances of politicians. A project of the Center for Responsive Politics.

Federal Election Commission Campaign Finance Data

Searchable database with campaign finance information for candidates in U.S. federal elections from 1999 to the present.

Agriculture and Food

ProQuest Executive Branch Documents, 1789-1932 Restricted Resource

Full-text database containing all U.S. Executive Branch documents listed in the "Checklist of Public Documents, 1789-1909" (and not printed in the U.S. Serial Set), as well as thousands of additional documents from 1910-1932. Indexed by subjects, names, agency report numbers, and SuDocs Classification.

Style and Citation Guides

Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper

Collection of links to guides for citation styles, prepared by the Duke University Libraries.

RefWorks

Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.

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