- The American political dictionary - Ref JK 9 .P55 2002
- The concise Oxford dictionary of politics - Ref JA 61 .C665 1996
- Congressional quarterly's American congressional dictionary - Ref JK 9 .K73 2001
- Congressional quarterly's desk reference on American government - Ref JK 274 .W449 2000
- Congressional quarterly's guide to U.S. Elections - Ref JK 1967 .C662 2001 (2 volumes)
- Congressional quarterly's guide to the U.S. Supreme Court - Ref KF 8742 .W567 (2 volumes)
- Encyclopedia of public administration and public policy - Ref JK 9 .E526 2004
- The Europa world year book - Ref JN 1 .E85 2005 (2 volumes)
- The Facts on File dictionary of American politics - Ref JK 9 .H54 2001
- Historic U.S. court cases: an encyclopedia - Ref KF 385 .A4 J64 2001
- Political science: a guide to reference and information sources - Ref JA 71.Z99 Y75 1990
- The state of the world atlas - Ref G 1021 .K46 1999
- The Statesman's year-book - Ref JA 51 .St29 v.142 2006
- Using government information sources: electronic and print - Ref J 83.Z99 S4 2001
- Worldmark encyclopedia of the States - Ref E 156 .W67 2007
Powerful resource for full text information in legal, business, political science, and other topic areas.
CIS Congressional Universe
This database offers access to a variety of information by and about the United States Congress, including indexes of congressional publications, legislative histories for public laws, testimony from congressional hearings, the Congressional Record, and information about members and committees. Access through Lexis Nexis on the Finding Articles section of the Alma College Library home page.
Social Science Abstracts
Includes references to periodical articles from over 600 periodicals. Coverage begins in 1983.
Article1st indexes approximately 16,000 journals and magazines, across all subject areas.
Searchable full text of scholarly journals from a variety of disciplines including history, economics, ecology, math, political science, sociology, and more.
Political Science Quarterly
Journal on domestic and international government, policy and politics.
American Political Science Association
The American Political Science Association is the major professional society for people who study politics, government and public policies in the U.S. and around the world.
CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials. It provides concise, current, information, factual data and statistics about countries woldwide.
Window to the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government. From this site, one can track economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more. Also allows access to official statistics collected and published by more than 100 Federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them.
Site includes access to Michigan Compiled Laws and House and Senate bills. Also provides full-text access to the Michigan Manual.
National Security Archive
An archive of declassified U.S. documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and the world's largest non-governmental library of declassified documents.
Opensecrets.org--Money in politics data
Your guide to the money in U.S. elections, sponsored by the Center for Responsive Politics.
An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion. Site includes polls on a variety of subjects.
Project Vote Smart
"Most trusted and comprehensive source for information on candidates and issues."
US & State Government
Decisions of the US Supreme Court
Searchable database of the full text of Court decisions since 1991. Selected historical cases also available.
Search many Government Printing Office documents- Congressional Directory, Federal Register, US Manual, Public Laws, US Code.
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
The entire corpus of inaugural addresses of U.S. presidents, from George Washington's first inaugural address to Bill Clinton's second.
Justice Information Center: a service of the national Criminal Justice Reference service
For research in criminal justice and law enforcement.
Records of Congress (National Archives and Records Administration)
NARA oversees the management of all Federal records. Records of Congress include the records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, beginning with the First Congress in 1789.
State of Michigan
Links to executive & legislative branches. Selected Acts and Reports.
State of Michigan Supreme Court Opinions
Opinions of the Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals from 2001-present. The library has printed volumes of Michigan Reports available from 1880-1999
Supreme Court of the United States
The Supreme Court website has been developed by the Court and the Government Printing Office, and is being hosted by GPO. Initially, the website will provide access to the Court's 1999 Term slip opinions, 1999 Term orders, argument calendar, schedules, Rules, bar admission forms and instructions, visitors' guides, case-handling guides, special notices, press releases, and general information. A link will also be provided to the Court's "bench" opinions on GPO's Federal Bulletin Board.
Legislative information- Bills, Congressional Record, Committee information, Historical documents and more.
United States House of Representatives
The web-site of the US House contains a floor schedule, committee schedule, House news, legislation and records, and how to find your Representative.
United States Senate
The web-site of the US Senate contains a floor schedule, committee schedule, Senate news, legislation and records, and how to find your Senator.
The White House
Current White House news, press briefings, Presidential appointments, major speeches, biographical information on the President, Vice-president, and the First Lady.
Homepage of the European Union. Includes news, policies, institutions & FAQ.
Political database of the Americas
Since 1995, a comprehensive resource of current primary source documents and political information on Western Hemisphere politics.
Human Development Reports
Statistics, by country, related to children, including mortality, nutrition, immunization, education, and maternal mortality.
Links to UN constituent parts and important documents.
UN Statistics Division
This is a great resource for economic, social, environmental, demographic and development statistics for countries worldwide, maintained by the UN.
Policy and Special Interest Organizations
Federal Communications Commission
Speeches, the Daily Digest newsletter, the Telecom Act, and more.
AFL-CIO's home page
Current info on labor disputes, links to union organizations, online AFL-CIO newsletter stories.
Nonprofit think tank offers access to research on public policy: reports, issue papers, briefs, press releases, etc.