American Conservatism: an Encyclopedia
Congressional quarterly almanac
The disputed presidential election of 2000 : a history and reference guide
Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections
Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics
Fundamentalists and Extremists
The Oxford Guide to The U.S. Government
How government works : selections from the Encyclopedia of the United States Congress, the Encyclopedia of the American presidency, the Encyclopedia of the American judicial system
The American Political Dictionary
The United States Government Manual
Encyclopedia of international relations and global politics
Encyclopedia of modern ethnic conflicts
Globalization : encyclopedia of trade, labor and politics
Nations of the world : a political, economic & business handbook
Ocean politics and policy : a reference handbook
The Oxford companion to politics of the world [electronic resource]
The Oxford handbook on the United Nations
Political Handbook of Africa 2007
Political Handbook of Europe 2007
Political Handbook of the Middle East 2006
Southeast Asian Affairs 2006
Political handbook of the world : 2005-2006
Student atlas of world politics
Political Science Databases
Directory of Open Access Journals, Political Science is an international collection of full text political science journals.
Electronic Journal Center, Politics, Political Science, and Law The EJC contains online searchable full text political science research journals.
Ohio Capital Connection Ohio state government news and political information.International Political Science Abstracts indexing and abstracts of journals covering international politics.
PAIS Database 1972–Present index and abstracts articles, books and government documents concerning public affairs
World Wide Political Abstracts 1975-2006 index and abstracts to journal articles covering international politics from 1975-2006. Search International Political Science Abstracts for more rececent publications.
Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary full-text database.
United States Political Science Web Resources
The American Presidency Project (http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/index.php) an online resource compiled by John woolley and Gerhard Peters at the University of California, Santa Barbara containing over 76,000 documents relating to the presidency.
The Annenberg Public Policy Center (http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/Default.aspx) research in the fields of political communication, information & society, media & children, health communication and adolescent risk performed and compiled by the Annenber School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
Political Database of the Americas (http://pdba.georgetown.edu/) provides documentary and statistical political information on North and South America including constutions, elections and governmental branches.
Center for American Women and Politics (http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/) features facts sheets, research, and voting behavior of women in goverment also facts about both current and historical women office holders.
ThisNation.com: American Government & Politics Online (http://www.thisnation.com/) provides information about government and politics in the United States.
American National Election Studies (http://www.electionstudies.org/) collects data from the outcome of elections to provide researchers with a view of the political world through the eyes of ordinary citizens.
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: US Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875 (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html) documentary records of the proceedings in the United States Congress from 1774 to 1875.
United States Politics and Elections (http://library.albany.edu/subject/USCAM.HTM) collects and provides links to various websites with information about American politics, elections and public opinions.
OpenSecrets.org (http://www.opensecrets.org/) center for responsive politics that follows the money trail on Capitol Hill
USASpending.gov (http://www.usaspending.gov/) part of the Transparency Act (2006) that mandated a searchable website where government awards can be tracked.
the Voter.org (http://www.thevoter.org/index.php) a website designed to keep voters abreast of current political issues and topics, includes a searchable political dictionary.
Voting America: United States Politics, 1848-2008 (http://americanpast.richmond.edu/voting/) explores the history of American voting in presidential elections from 1848-2008 at the county level.
Metavid: The Open Archive of the US Congress (http://metavid.org/wiki/Main_Page) Metavid is an U.S. legislative community video archive project created and maintained by Michael Dale and Abram Stern that carries video proceedings of both the House and Senate.
International Political Science Web Resources
Erik Herron's Guide to Politics in East Central Europe and Eurasia (http://web.ku.edu/~herron/index.php) a useful site for researching the politics and economics of transition in post communist states.
Globalization 101 (http://www.globalization101.org/index.html) takes an interdisciplinary approach to providing information on the complex cultural, economic and political issues endemic to globalization.
Population Reference Bureau (http://www.prb.org/Home.aspx) presents data on population, health and environment that will impact the world's future generations.
GeoHive: Global Statistics (http://www.geohive.com/) geopolitical data on population, wealth and infrastructure on a country by country basis.
Center for Global development (http://www.cgdev.org/) independent think tank that provides research in an attempt to reduce inequality and global poverty.
International IDEA, Supporting Democracy Worldwide (http://www.idea.int/) intergovernmental organization designed to provide knowledge for policy development and analysis to support democratic reform. Publications are free as downloadable pdfs.
Freedom, Democracy, Peace; Power, Democide and War (http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/) R.J. Rummel, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Hawaii created and compiled the materials for this site that provide a historic overview of governmental abuses of power.
U.S. Department of State Background Notes (http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/) Facts about the people, history, government and political conditions of independent states, some dependencies and areas of special special sovereignty.
Eurostat (http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home) provides high quality statistical information about the European Union.
The Rand Corporation, International Affairs (http://www.rand.org/research_areas/international_affairs/) provides research and analysis to facilitate policy decision making in both the public and private sectors includes security and military policy as well as social and economic policy.
The Keele Guide to Middle East Government and Politics on the Internet (http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/por/mebase.htm) Valuable resource put together by the School of Politics, International Relations & the Environment at Keele University in the UK. The site is well maintained and updated regularly.
World Trade Organization (http://www.wto.org/) an organization that promotes the liberalization of trade policy that releases news and statistics regarding international trade.
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) (http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/index.htm) provides free access to NATO publications from its origin treaty and protocols to the Partnership for Peace documents.
Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security (PHP) (http://www.php.isn.ethz.ch/) Provides access to declassified documentation and information about the development of NATO and the Warsaw Pact, as well as the security dimensions of the cold war and their impact on today's world.
United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library (http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/) comprehensive archival collection of UN documents and publications includes access to the UN pulse an alert service that announces the online release of UN documents, publications and reports.
Change for Equality, Iranian Women's Campaign for Equal Rights (http://www.campaignforequality.info/english/) is an international site that draws attention to the plight of iranian women and their struggle for equality.
Questions or comments, contact:
Michael Billings, Reference Librarian