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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

Research Library (ProQuest)

Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.

BePress Research Now

A collection of scholarly electronic journals in a variety of subject areas, including law, political science, and public affairs.

CQ Weekly

Non-partisan news and analysis from Capitol Hill. Coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, backroom maneuvering, and more. Covers 1983 to present.

CQ Researcher

Provides in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy. Each article includes a lengthy discussion of the issue, pros and cons, background information, a chronology, future outlook, tables and maps, a bibliography, and links to related CQ Weekly stories. Covers 1991 to present.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

Theory and research in international affairs. Includes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. Also includes maps and country information, and teaching materials such as original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, and course packs of background readings for history and political science classes.

LexisNexis Academic

Full text news, business information and legal research. Includes domestic and international newspapers, magazines, news wire services, trade magazines, corporate profiles, and financial data.

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO)

Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, with full text for nearly 400 periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 500 titles.


A journal archive covering arts, humanities, and social sciences. Coverage extends until 3-5 years ago. *Current issues may be available in other databases - to see our complete full-text coverage for a particular journal title, use the Magazines/Journal search in the library catalog.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

An index covering a wide range of interdisciplinary fields in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Covers 1907-1984. Linked full text may be available in other GTL databases.

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: J [Political Science], KZ [International Law]

Subject headings:
Political science
Comparative government
Politics, Practical
Public opinion
Separation of powers
State, The
World politics
Foreign relations


Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science

REF JA 61 .B43 1999

Encyclopedia of Government and Politics [2 v.]

REF JA 61 .C66 1992

United States

Congressional Quarterly Almanac [annual]

REF JK 1 .C66

Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections [2 v.]

REF JK 1967 .C662 2001

Guide to the Presidency

REF JK 516 .C57 2002

International Politics and the United Nations

Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements [4 v.]

REF KZ 4968 .O84 2003

World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and Parties [3 v.]

REF JF 2011 .W67 1999


Demographics of the United States: Trends & Projections

REF-DESK HB 849.49 .U5 R87 2000

Statistical Abstract of the United States


Related GTL Research Guides

Law and Legislation


Political Science Resources (University of Michigan)

Award-winning site providing comprehensive coverage of political science. Also contains information specific to U. S. politics.

Yahoo! News - Politics

News about the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court, and U. S.-world relations.

Elections and Voting Information


Information on current national, state, and local elections. Search a ZIP code to see the candidates and issues on that area's ballot. Affiliated with The League of Women Voters.

Electoral College (NARA) U.S. Government Source

Information on the Electoral College and its role in the presidential elections. Includes a special section on the 2000 presidential election.

Project Vote Smart

"A citizen's organization dedicated to serving all Americans with accurate and unbiased information for electoral decision-making."

Rock the Vote

An organization dedicated to getting young people involved and active in the political process.

Voting and Elections (GPO/Oklahoma State University)

Internet sources for government information on elections and the voting process.

Political Parties

Democratic National Committee

Republican National Committee (G. O. P.)

Green Party of the United States

Reform Party

Politics1: Directory of U. S. Political Parties

Political Resources on the Net: USA Political Parties


Last updated 06-20-08