Political Science

Background Information

More book about politics and related topics can be found using the Library's catalog.

World Politics

Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought REF JA 61. B 57 1991
Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy REF JA 71. C 565 1993
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics Online only
Dictionary of World Politics REF JA 61. E 85 2002
Encyclopedia of Democracy REF JC 42.3 E 53 1995
Encyclopedia of Government and Politics REF JA 61. C 66 1991
Oxford Companion to Politics of the World REF JA 61. O 95 1993
Political Handbook of the World Online only
Safire's Political Dictionary REF JK 9. S 2 2008

United States Politics

Congressional Quarterly's Politics in America REF JK 1012. C 63
Encyclopedia of the American Constitution REF KF 4548. E 53 2000
Encyclopedia of the American Legislative System REF JF 501. E 53 1994
Encyclopedia of the American Presidency REF JK 511. E 53 1994
Encyclopedia of the Democratic Party/Encyclopedia of the Republican Party REF JK 2352. E 56 1997
Guide to Congress Online only
Guide to the Presidency REF JK 516. G 83 2008
Guide to U.S. Elections REF JK 1967. C 662 2010
Oxford Guide to the United States Government Online only

Statistical Resources

Datapedia of the United States, 1790-2000 REF HA 215. K 8 1994
Historical Statistics of the United States REF HA 202. B 87 2006
Statistical Abstract of the United States REF HA 202. A 25

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database can be used to locate a wide variety of political science literature, from political news to controversial issues to political theory.
America: History and Life
America: History and Life contains thousands of articles about the American government, as well as its historical development.
CQ Researcher
This unique database contains reports on topics of the day, with pro/con sections, histories, and more.
Historical Abstracts
This database covers world history and government from the fifteenth century (1400s) to the present.
JSTOR
JSTOR is a journal archive that contains articles on political science, history, and related topics.
LexisNexis Academic
This multidisciplinary database can be used to find political news, court cases, and legal codes.
Military and Government Collection
This database contains articles by and about the United States government.

Web Resources

CongressLink
CongressLink provides information about the U.S. Congress—how it works, its members and leaders, and the public policies it produces.
Data.gov
This site is a portal for government statistical information--including raw data--on a wide variety of topics including health, crime, demographics, and much more.
Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence
This unique resource was created by a non-profit group dedicated to collecting and publishing information about crimes against humanity in the twentieth century. This online encyclopedia includes information from scholars, government reports, maps, chronologies, and much more.
Opensecrets.org
This site is sponsored by The Center for Responsive Politics, which is a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy
POTUS: Presidents of the United States
In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.
Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources
Created by a political scientist, this site contains extensive lists of government websites and election information, as well as links to political parties, political analysis, and political theory.
United Nations Treaty Collection
This site contains information on bilateral and multilateral treaties.
U.S. Electoral College
This site has all sorts of information about what the electoral college is, how it works, links to historical election results, electoral resources, and much more.
U.S. House of Representatives
Information and links to individual representatives, House committees, schedule of items under consideration by the House, and much more.
U.S. Senate
Links to Senators, committees, legislation and records, and more.
Welcome to the White House
The official website of the White House.

Worldbank Data

This resource contains current statistics and economic indicators for the entire world. It can be used to locate data by country and by topic.

Government Resources

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications provides an index to print and electronic publications created by Federal agencies
Government Documents
Maintained by the University of Michigan Documents Center, this is an excellent pathway site to government resources.
Government Performance Project
This site provides comprehensive, independent information about state management performance in its latest report, "Grading the States 2005."
Library of Congress's Government Resources
Extensive list of sites for broad government information, executive branch, U.S politics, and international laws and organizations.
National Security Archives
An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act.
State of the Cities Data System
This site brings together diverse information on housing and economic data, such as labor force data, crime rates, local building permits, and housing affordability.
State of Utah Publications
Search the State of Utah's Digital Library for Utah laws.
Sunlight Foundation
This group uses technology and tools to access government and political information more easily, with the goal of "making government transparent and accountable."
THOMAS
Provides searchable interface for the full-text of bills and the Congressional Record.
USA Counties
This site provides demographic data for all counties in the United States including: crime data, ethnic backgrounds, income and education levels, employment, and more. More demographic data can be found in the County and City Data Book (REF HA 202.A 36).
Utah's Vital Statistics
This government site contains the complete Vital Statistics reports for Utah from 1997 to the present.