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Citation Guides & Style Manuals (Social Sciences)

Documentation Guidelines for Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism (Duke University)
Guides for Turabian, Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, and APA

Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA Style (University of Nevada, Reno)
Includes many sample citations

Citing U.S. Government Publications (Indiana University, Bloomington)

DocsCite (Arizona State University)
Step-by-step guide with templates for APA or MLA style format

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (Cornell Law School),
by Peter W. Martin, 2007,  with references to the 18th Edition of the "Bluebook "

The Bluebook - Updates
Latest changes to the LII Introduction to Basic Legal Citation

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Online Reference Sources

Provides perspective and analysis of the U.S. Congress. It is the authoritative reference on Congressional trends, actions, and controversies.

1945 - 2006

Summary and analysis of major U.S. legislation, with tables, graphs & charts. Browse by subject, decade, or year; use Policy Tracker to explore a specific policy topic.

U.S. legislative history & analysis, policy tracking, voting records, primary source documents, statistics, and organizations.

A scholar-curated library of subject bibliographies in the humanities & social sciences; each entry offers a guided tour through key literature on a topic.

Review essays evaluating the current thinking on a field or topic. Articles review the key issues, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research.

Biographical Sources

Profiles of members of Congress - personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations - plus information on campaign finance, partisan caucuses, and standing committees.

Statistics & Data

Population, housing, economic and geographic data from the 1990 and 2000 U.S. Decennial Censuses, the latest Economic Census, and reference maps.

Find and use datasets generated and held by the Federal Government.  Data.gov includes searchable catalogs for "raw" datasets and various tools. In the "raw" data catalog, you may access data in XML, Text/CSV, and other formats.

1531 - 2000

Covers population, work & welfare, the economy, and government. Data may be downloaded and custom tables created. Includes essays, data reliability and references to secondary literature.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research provides data, documentation and links to related literature, which can be searched and downloaded by member institutions.

Summarizes statistical information from American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index(SRI), and Index to International Statistics (IIS) plus links to some full text websites.

1790 to present

Easy access to demographic information about the U.S.

Links from the U.C. Berkeley Digital Library

Searchable database hosted by the Mann Library, Cornell University

Covers elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more.