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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.
Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.
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.
Print Location: Burling Ref. JK1967 .G85x 2005
Some full text. Reference Universe helps you find the right article--the authoritative article--to begin your research, whether it's on your shelves in a reference work or in an online reference database.
Indexes the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.
1915-present. Includes scholarly and non-scholarly articles, books, government documents, reports and more, covering global public policy and social issues.
18th century to present. A very large database of legal journals.
The Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) maintains a database of over 350,000 working papers. These papers are primarily in economics and law, but also in political science and a few other subjects. Because these are working papers, they have not necessarily been peer reviewed.
Complete full text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts and Sciences, Health and General Sciences, and Ecology and Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Access to the full-text of over 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics.
LatAm-Studies Full Text Online includes Spanish-language journals and other academic content on Latin America from the Caribbean, Central and South American and around the world.
Print Location: Burling Z6675.E8 B53
"An ongoing research project of the Kennedy Institute, Center for Bioethics at Georgetown University." Topics covered include abortion, euthanasia, behavioral research, capital punishment, genetic engineering, privacy, and warfare.
Print Location: Off-site storage
1965-1974. Index to journal articles in the social sciences and humanities.
Print Location: Off-site storage
1974-1993. Index to journal articles in the social sciences.
Search for U.S. public opinion data from Gallup polls; ABC, NBC, and CBS News polls; and more. In many cases, you can download the full data set from the survey through Roper Express.
Searchable archive of New York Times/CBS News Polls since 1976. Raw data from these polls is available through ICPSR.
1940s-present. Coded datasets of policy changes based on Congressional hearings, Congressional roll call votes, executive orders, State of the Union addresses, and more.
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.
Dates vary. An extensive multidisciplinary database providing full text for thousands of publications, including thousands of peer-reviewed journals.
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.
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1789-. Provides access to the CIS Index—the most comprehensive index/abstract to Congressional publications—plus the full text of some hearings, reports, and other Congressional documents. (Formerly LexisNexis Congressional.) Also includes the full text of the Congressional Record, 1789-present.
1989-. Congressional information, including bills and resolutions. The best official government source for information on bills currently being considered in Congress.
Online access to the reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, from 1817 to 1994; contains many images. Also available in approximately 13,800 bound volumes. Please see a librarian if you would like to request the bound volumes from storage.
1976-. Indexes all types of U.S. government documents, including judiciary materials and Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records.
A collection of research tools that covers a host of information about voting in America both past and present. Covers political parties, campaigns and elections, and demographic information about voters.
Coverage varies. Full text. Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information and is strong in legislative, government, company, financial and demographic information, market research, and industry reports.
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."
Constantly updated, AP Images provides access to over 4.9 million primary source photos from 1825 to the present. Additionally, provides audio, video, graphics and interactives. This database may be used for educational purposes only.
A collection of over 140 international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports and conference proceedings devoted to the impact of gender across a broad range of subject areas.
Searchable database of presidential documents, from State of the Union addresses to convention speeches executive orders, from George Washington to the present.
Data on campaign finance, lobbying expenditures, 527 groups, and the personal finances of politicians. A project of the Center for Responsive Politics.
Searchable database with campaign finance information for candidates in U.S. federal elections from 1999 to the present.
A collection of searchable databases with information about multinational treaties from 1920 to the present. Available information includes the full text of some treaties, signatories, and important dates.
Thousands of reports by the Congressional Research Service, a government agency that provides think tank-style reports on a variety of subjects to the members of Congress. Via Open CRS.
Declassified documents, pictures, and recordings obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by the National Security Archive, a non-governmental research institute and library at George Washington University. Also contains an excellent guide to making your own FOIA requests, "Effective FOIA Requesting for Everyone."
Find all of the candidates who are running in national and local elections, check voting records for incumbents, find speeches, and examine campaign financing.
Index to literature on the political left. The index includes both scholarly journals and non-scholarly sources of information, such as newsletters.
Primary source documents from women's reform organizations such as the Women's Trade Union League, the National Association of Colored Women, Henry Street and Hull House settlements, and the National Women's Party.
Collection of links to guides for citation styles, prepared by the Duke University Libraries.
A Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases.
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