Political Science (Web Resources)

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Political Science Web Resources

  • These are suggestions only and do not reflect the full range of materials that may be useful to you.
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The Web has a variety of sites useful to the political science student. Here are just a few recommended ones:

Government and Organization Websites

(These websites will take you to a government or organization's website.)

  • USA.gov
    U.S. government information and services on the Web.
  • United Nations
    The English language website for the United Nations. Contains information about its programs, policies, and international efforts.
  • International Monetary Fund
    The English language website for the International Monetary Fund, an association of 187 countries. Contains information about its policies, programs, and meetings.
  • World Bank
    Home page for the World Bank. Includes access to international datasets.
  • International Atomic Energy Association
    The association's website which includes information about nuclear energy, energy safety, and access to certain publications.
  • European Union
    Homepage for the European Union.

Governmental Information Websites

(These websites will help you locate governmental information.)

  • Federal Register
    Access to many publications of the U.S. government, including the Budget, the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, the Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional publications, Economic Indicators, the U.S. Code, the Constitution, the Economic Report of the President, the Federal Register, Public Papers of the Presidents, and the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Supreme Court decisions, and the U.S. Government Manual.
  • Thomas
    This site provides legislative information from the Library of Congress. Search for bills, activities, congressional records, treaties, and other government resources.
  • Pew Research Center
    The center describes itself as a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world.
  • US Congressional Documents and Debates
    From the Law Library of Congress. Contains Congressional records from 1774-1875, as well as bills, documents, and debates.
  • Public Agenda Online
    Provides information on a number of issues confronting the U.S., such as education, foreign policy, and immigration.
  • Political Database of the Americas
    This website provides political information for the continents of both North America and South America. Data includes constitutions, electoral laws, legislative and executive branch information, and election statistics.
  • American National Election Studies
    "The American National Election Studies (ANES) produces high quality data on voting, public opinion, and political participation to serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers, and journalists who want to better understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of national election outcomes."
  • Project Vote Smart
    Government and politics by topic, including information on all three branches of the federal government, legislators at state and federal levels, election results, speeches, courts and laws, historic documents, and links for current political issues.
  • Roll Call
    "The Newspaper of Capitol Hill," Roll Call, since 1996, has offered this companion Web edition to the newsprint version. A source for Congressional news and information, the Website posts leading stories, editorials, election news, commentary, cartoons, and classifieds.
  • American Political Science Association
    The American Political Science Association, founded in 1903, is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries.
  • Constitute: The World's Constitutions to Read, Search, and Compare
    The website allows users to compare the wording and provisions of the constitutions of the world's countries.

The Political Science Research Guide is maintained by Robert Zai III. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

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