guide will assist you in gathering reliable information from print
and online resources related to voting, elections, and current political
issues. If you have questions or need assistance finding information,
visit the library and speak to a librarian. You also can chat
with a librarian, email or call
A new 2008 election site from the Christian Science Monitor. The research
on this site is based on 11 different types of 'voter communities' throughout
the United States. More about
- Annenberg Political Fact Check
nonprofit organization from the Annenberg public policy Center of the
University of Pennsylvania. It monitors the factual accuracy of what
is presented in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
of Women Voters -
A nonpartisan political organization. Informs citizens of current issues
and encourages citizens' participation in government.
- A citizen's organization. Provides candidate information in five categories:
biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign
finances, and interest group ratings.
- Provides voting statistics, information about the electoral college,
the U.S. election system, and the administrative structure of U.S. elections.
Authored by the U.S.
National Archives and Records Administration.
Secrets.Org: Your Guide to the Money in U.S. Elections
- Provided by the
Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan, non-profit research
group based in Washington, D.C. Contains information about the effects
of money in politics, elections and public policy. Find out about PACs,
527 committees, and other special interest groups, search historical
campaign finance data, and more.
The library has
article databases that you can search by keyword or subject heading
to find articles in magazines, journals, and newspapers. These databases
provide citations, abstracts, and often the full text of articles.
From the library homepage, click on Articles
& Databases and explore some of the databases listed under
& Politics. The library has a research guide entitled Locate Journals
& Magazines in the Library that will answer additional questions
you may have regarding periodicals. Here are a few recommended electronic
periodical indexes (also refered to as "databases"):
Search Complete - Provides citations and many full text articles
to a multidisciplinary array of topics dating as far back as 1975.
It indexes thousands of popular magazines and scholarly journals.
Curriculum - Full text articles from magazines, newspapers, and
reference books, plus transcripts chosen from over 150 radio and television
news programs, audio/video clips, pictures, maps, and recommended
Trac Newspapers - Provides
full-text coverage of newspapers such as the New York Times,
the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, and
the Austin American Statesman.
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Library Catalog to find books and audiovisuals in the library's
collection. You may use browse or keyword search types to locate books
for a particular topic. Here are some relevant subject headings to
use in searches:
and left (political science)
States - Congress
States - politics and government
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