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Vital Statistics on American Politics [CQ Press]

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.

iPOLL (Roper Center for Public Opinion Research)
Dates of Coverage: 
1935 to present

Comprehensive database from major U.S. polling organizations, including questions asked & responses provided.

Project Vote Smart - American Government, Elections, Candidates and Voting

Nonpartisan organization presents biographical and issue-related information on candidates for political office in the US.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences [Gale]

America: History & Life with Full Text [EBSCO]
Dates of Coverage: 
1953 to present

Extensive index to 1,700 journals, books, and dissertations on American and Canadian history, popular culture, anthropology, sociology, economics, education, and politics.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text [EBSCO]
Dates of Coverage: 
1956 to present

Covers history after 1450, excluding U.S. and Canada; lists articles, books, book reviews, collections, and dissertations.

CRS Reports: Congressional Research Service (UNT)

University of North Texas hosts a searchable online database of many CRS reports.

CQ Almanac
Dates of Coverage: 
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.

CQ Press Political Reference Suite

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

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