Academic Web Links - Useful for Library Research
- CSLA Department
of Political Science
- American Attitudes Program on
International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) surveys Americans on their attitudes
toward global affairs. A broad range of topics is surveyed, including
polls on terrorism and the Iraq war. PIPA is a shared project of the
Center on Policy Attitudes (COPA) and the Center for International
Security Studies (CISSM).
- Congress.Org This site includes
many outstanding sections detailing information about Congress. There
are membership directories for both houses of Congress, including
personal information, committee assignments, background information,
photos, email addresses, and more. There are utilities to help you
easily find your representatives by ZIP Code, alphabetically, state
or name search. There is a section which explains the basics of communicating
with Members and Hill staffers, as well as the basics of the legislative
- FirstGov.gov is the official
government Internet gateway to federal- and state-level information
and online services.
- Google Search: Unclesam
is a specialized version of the popular Google web search engine.
It searches only governmental (.gov) and military (.mil) web sites.
- GOVERNING.com is a free resource for finding current information on state and local government.
The Centre for Intercultural Learning (Inter-Source) is a division
of Canada's Foreign Affairs Service. This site is hosted in English/French
and features information-rich Internet sources for North America by
topics including history, geography, culture, politics, economy, and
- NationMaster is a comprehensive central source for authoritative statistics on any country. Searchable by Statistics or Countries A-Z.
- Project Vote Smart provides
access to current political information on elections, federal and
state governments, the issues, and politics. Includes references,
plus thousands of
links to the most important sites on the Internet.
- Richard Kimber's Political
Science Resources is a very well organized gateway to most significant
WWW resources relevant to political science. This is a great place
- Social Science
Research & Instructional Council (SSRIC) The SSRIC
acquires and processes social science data from a wide variety of
sources including ICPSR, the Roper Center, and the Field Institute
- Stateline.org This news portal
provides current analysis of different aspects of state government,
and is searchable by state or issue. Developed by journalists for
the PEW Charitable Trusts.