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Political Science: Internet Resoruces

Internet Sites

  • 2011 and 2012 Elections: Provides links to presidential campaign websites and other political campaign material from government and other websites.
  • American Presidency Project: This University of California-Santa Barbara resource providing detailed documentary information about the U.S. presidency.
  • American Rhetoriccontains three datatbases. The Online Speech Bank is a database containing over 5000 full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recordings.
  • Anglosphere Institute:  Organization promoting the role of English speaking nations in developing individual freedom, the rule of law, civil society, and encouraging cooperation between people from these countries. (NEW)
  • Cases & Materials on American Federalism, Online Edition: Developed by Douglas G. Amber of Purdue University, Calumet and organized for a specific course. Thus, it is a well organized collection of court cases and documents concerning American Federalism.
  • Chronology of US Historical Documents: University of Oklahoma College of Law. This site is a full text database beginning with the Magna Carta and contains treaties, speeches, and other documents.
  • Commission on Presidential Debates: Organization responsible for sponsoring presidential and vice-presidential debates.
  • Country Rankings Guide: American University Libraries resource listing how various interest groups rank countries in subjects like civil liberties, corruption, development, economics, environment, government, and political freedom etc.
  • Country Studies: This site contains on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Because the original intent of the Series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive. At present, 101 countries and regions are covered. Notable omissions include Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and other Western nations, as well as a number of African nations.
  • Constitution Finder: The University of Richmond School of Law this site offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents from different nations of the world.
  • Constitutions: This site maintained by Richard Kimber presents past and present constitutions of various countries.
  • C-SPAN: Cable television network providing webcasts of various governmental and public policy events including congressional committee hearings.
  • Federalist Papers: Full-text and indexed. The Federalist Papers were written and published during the years 1787 and 1788 in several New York State newspapers to persuade New York voters to ratify the proposed constitution. In total, the Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays outlining how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America.
  • Fedspending.org: This OMB Watch database features information about federal spending emphasizing grants and contracts.
  • Foreign and International Government Statistical Agencies
  • Historical Documents: This Library of Congress site contains full text searchable early Congressional documents.
  • Indiana State Statistical Agencies
  • Law and Politics: Internet GuideFounder of Law and Politics: Internet Guide, Randy Roberts is a law student, freelance author, and webmaster for the ABA E-Commerce Law Division.
  • Links to Political and Social Science Resources on the Internet: UCLA Library.
  • Non-Governmental Organizations: Links to search engines providing access to resources produced by non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • Pig Book:This Citizen's Against Government Waste resource documents wasteful government spending. (Select "Pork" upon reaching this site.
  • Policy Archive: Global database of nonpartisan public policy research reports.
  • Political Advocacy Groups: A Directory of United States Lobbyists:Provides access to political interest group websites arranged by subject.
  • Political Parties Directory(U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, United Kingdom)
  • Political Science ResourcesThis site maintained by Richard Kimber.
  • Presidential Libraries & Records: Provides links to presidential libraries administered by the National Archives & other organizations.
  • Research Centers:Provides access to U.S. and foreign think tanks representing numerous public policy issues and perspectives on these issues.
  • State Constitutions and Statutes, etc:This page seeks to link to sites containing full-text state constitutions, statutes (called codes or compiled laws in some states), legislation (bills, amendments and similar documents), session laws (bills that have become laws), and administrative rules.
  • U.S. Government Statistical Agency Websites: A listing of several U.S. Government statistical agencies.