Y205, ELEMENTS OF POLITICAL ANALYSIS
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ARTICLES/DATABASES:

Ebscohost Academic Search: covers all topics at all levels; includes many popular magazines and scholarly periodicals covering political topics.
Congressional Quarterly Weekly Index: INDEX ONLY to the Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, updated weekly. (See REFERENCE MATERIALS)
Academic Universe Lexis/Nexis: provides full-text articles from major newspapers and magazines; also provides extensivefull-test legal information including federal and state codes and court cases.
Factiva: provides full-text articles from newspapers and other periodicals from around the world; daily access to copies ot the most important national newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal.
Historical New York Times: online access to complete reproductions of all issues of the New York Times since 1851.
J-Stor: full-text access to complete runs of major political science journals.
A Matter of Fact: online resource for statistics of all kinds.
Brittanica Online: all-purpose online encyclopedia.


REFERENCE MATERIALS

ONLINE REFERENCE RESOURCES
http://firstgov.gov
(comprehensive U.S. government information)
http://thomas.loc.gov (all things congressional)
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/polisci.html
(great links to political science sites)
http://www.apsanet.org/ (American Political Science Association)
http://www.ipsa.ca/ (International Political Science Association)
http://lii.org (links to pre-evaluated sites on the web)

REFERENCE BOOKS IN THE IUS LIBRARY
America Votes (U.S. election data since 1956)REF. Ref. K1967.A8
Congressional Roll Call
(complete voting records) Ref.JK1.C6635
County and City Data Book (official U.S. statistics) Ref.HA202.A36

CQ's State Fact Finder (comparative statistics) Ref.HA214.V36
CQ Weekly Report & Almanac (documents Congressional activity) Ref.JK1
Europa Yearbook (international political & demographic info.) JN1.E85

State and Metopolitan Area Data Book (official U.S. statistics) Ref.HA203.S7
Statesman's Yearbook (international information by country) Ref.JA51.S7
Additional Political Science Reference books can be found in Ref. J's-K's

BOOKS: Use IUCAT, the Library's Online Catalog
(Call number areas for political science: J-JX )
Sample keyword searches:
"politics and ethics"
"foreign relations and
China"
"political theory"
"Supreme Court and history"
"terrorism"

 

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http://www.ius.edu/WritingCenter/APAhandout.html (simplified APA documentation from IUS Writing Center)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html (more detail about APA style)
http://jove.prohosting.com/~turabian/ (Turabian style documentation)