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Print Location: JK 1012 .A44
Current edition on 2-hour reserve in Burling; older editions back to 1972 on the second floor.
Print Location: JK 1 .C66
Current edition in Burling reference; previous editions back to 1960 on the second floor. Each edition contains a detailed summary of one year's activity in Congress, including narrative histories of important bills and complete data on roll call votes.
Print Location: Burling 2nd floor JK516 .O94 2009
Online; 1983-present. News magazine providing extensive coverage of Congress.
For a different search interface, try CQ Press Library
Print Location: Current Periodicals
Magazine and Web site focused on politics and policy. Current issues are on the first floor of Burling in the "Current Awareness" area (next to the windows on the northwest side of the first floor); older issues are available online in various library databases.
See the subject guide on finding newspaper and magazine articles for more sources.
Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.
Print Location: Burling Ref JK1967 .A8
Voting statistics for national and statewide elections, 1956 to the present. Some of this information is also contained in the online CQ Voting and Elections Collection.
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.
Detailed, individual-level data on which people donated money to which candidates.
Data on campaign finance, lobbying expenditures, 527 groups, and the personal finances of politicians. A project of the Center for Responsive Politics.
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.
Links to the Secretary of State websites for all states in the U.S., plus Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Typically, election data for each state can be found on the website for its Secretary of State office. From the National Association of Secretaries of State.
Searchable database of presidential documents, from State of the Union addresses to convention speeches executive orders, from George Washington to the present.
1993-present. Contains all official statements of the president, including speeches, executive orders, letters to Congress, etc. Through FDSys.
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.
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor J 82
1929-1933 and 1945-1996. Public messages, speeches and statements of the presidents. For messages, speeches and statements 1996-present, see the Compilation of Presidential Documents.
Fully searchable content management system and repository for official Federal Government publications, providing free online access to the documents of all three branches of the U.S. government.
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