POL 211: Introduction to American National Government

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This presentation focuses both on subscription databases and U.S. government information resources available for students enrolled in the POL 211 class.

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POL 211: Introduction to American National Government

  1. 1. Chella Vaidyanathan History, Political Science, U.S. Govt./International Docs. Librarian University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, FL
  2. 2. Databases LexisNexis Academic LexisNexis Congressional CQ Researcher Plus Archive (1923-present) CQ Weekly CQ Voting and Elections Collection with Dataset
  3. 3. Relevant Resources for Course Topics Constitution of the United States: The National Archives Experience – http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constituti on.html Primary Documents in American History: American Memory (Library of Congress) – http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/help/constRedir.html Privacy & Civil Liberties Office: U.S. Dept of Justice – http://www.usdoj.gov/pclo/ U.S. Courts – http://www.uscourts.gov/courtlinks/ U.S. Senate – http://www.senate.gov/
  4. 4. Relevant Resources for Course Topics U.S. House of Representatives – http://www.house.gov/Welcome.shtml United States Public Interest Research Groups (U.S. PIRG) – http://www.uspirg.org/ Pressure Groups/Interest Groups/Lobbyists/ Political Advocacy Groups – http://www.csuchico.edu/~kfountain/index.ht ml The Gallup Poll (In Depth: Topics A-Z) – http://www.galluppoll.com/topics/
  5. 5. Relevant Resources for Course Topics The Pew Research Center – http://people- press.org/ (You can search by “Survey Reports.” You can also narrow down your search by “topic” and by “period/date”). Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism – http://www.journalism.org/ Presidents of the United States (POTUS): The Internet Public Library – http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/
  6. 6. Relevant Resources for Course Topics U.S. Census Bureau – http://www.census.gov/ USA.gov – http://www.usa.gov/ GPO Access – http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Committee on International Relations (U.S. House of Representatives) – http://www.internationalrelations.house.gov/ U.S. Department of State – http://www.state.gov/

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