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Use these resources to research different aspects of politics, government, and political science.
Web Resources for Political Science
Review current political news, analysis and opinion from CNN regarding domestic and international issues.
National Journal is a weekly magazine that identifies and tracks emerging issues, and prepares reports of federal government activities.
THOMAS (Legislative Information - Federal Level)
THOMAS, produced by the Library of Congress, makes federal legislative information freely available to the public. Review sections on bills, resolutions, congressional activity and records, committee information, and presidential nominations. See numerous links under "Government Resources" for learning about the legislative process.
As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov allows the public to obtain government information and services online. Review data and reports on policy and agencies, and explore various topics relating to politics, public service and government.
As a non-partisan news and information site, this focuses on public policy issues and effective advocacy, thereby encouraging civic participation. Congress.org is a project of the CQ-Roll Call Group, the largest news organization on Capitol Hill. See "News" and "Issues" for current topics and concerns.
Open CRS - Congressional Research Service Reports
Open CRS reports on a variety of topics relevant to current political events, both domestic and international. This site provides citizens with access to Congressional Research Service Reports that are in the public domain.
Produced by the US Census Bureau, this is a primary source for population, housing, economic, political and geographic data. Search by various categories to locate specific information, fact sheets and data profiles.
Primary Documents in American History
Produced by the Library of Congress Digital Reference Section, this gives links to different U.S. historical documents. It also provides background information, a list of links to digital materials, and bibliographies both for general and younger readers.
National Archives: Presidential Libraries
As part of the National Archives and Records Administration, Presidential Libraries promotes understanding of the presidency and the American political experience. Research presidential documents and review information on educational and public programs.
International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
ISN is a leading open access information service regarding international relations and security. Includes information on news and current affairs, research and publications, education, conferences and events. See "Current Affairs" and " Digital Library" for relevant articles and reports.
Review this international organization's site for global issues, resources and services, conferences and events, and topics relating to international affairs.
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, non-partisan organization, think tank, and publisher. Review information by geographic region, research centers and publications. Also see multimedia resources, blog posts and daily news briefs.
Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)
The CAWP is part of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. It is a leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s participation in politics and government.
Library of Congress: Guide to Law Online
This Guide to Law is an annotated reference to sources of information on government and law which is available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal and governmental information.