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US Election Information
Guide to US Elections
Thorough overview of US elections, including history of elections and political parties, campaign issues, presidential, congressional and gubenatorial elections from 1789 - 2010.
Guide to Political Campaigns in the US
CQ Press resource covering the history of campaigns in the US, including campaign laws, candidates, political parties, interest groups, voter turnout, campaign strategies and information on specific campaigns throughout American history.
Federal Branch Relations Resources
Political Parties & Partisanship Resources
Resources for American Government Research
Political Science Complete This link opens in a new window
Search for journal articles on topics related to political science, political theory, political behavior, public policy, law, international relations, comparative politics, and non-governmental organizations. (EBSCO)
National Journal Group's Policy Central This link opens in a new window
Access in-depth analysis of US politics, government policy, the economy, and campaigns. This database includes publications such as The National Journal, The Hotline, and the Almanac of American Politics. It also includes polls of the public and political insiders. (National Journal Group)
Pew Research Center
Generates polls, reports & statistics covering global attitudes, politics, religion and social trends
CQ Press Library This link opens in a new window
Search all CQ Press databases at once, including CQ Almanac, CQ Researcher Plus Archive, CQ Magazine, Politics in America, and Supreme Court Yearbook. (Sage)
US Statistics & Data
iPOLL This link opens in a new window
Search an archive of public opinion polls from US and international polling firms since 1935 on topics such as social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, science, the environment, and more. Note: You must create an account to download the datasets. (Cornell University)
Voting America,1840 - 2008
Interactive visualizations of how Americans voted in presidential elections from 1840 - 2008 to the county level.
State, County & City Government Resources
These resources help find information on states, counties and cities for individual analysis or for comparision of state governments.
National Institute on Money in State Politics
Organization tracks political donations in all 50 states, providing reports and graphics showing trends within, and across, states.
National Governors Association
Provides data on state governments, particularly working with the federal government, as well as, biographies of governors.
National Conference of State Legislatures Website
Provides information on state laws, bills and policies, allowing for comparison amongst the states.
Council of State Governments
Provides information on state policies, economics, economic snapshots and research on issues affecting states.
National Association of Counties
The only organization for advocating county-level needs to state and federal governments. Provides reports on issues affecting county governments as well as demographic data.
National League of Cities
Provides information on cities including economics, security and city services for citizens.
Find information on cities throughout the world, including economic, demographic and other information regarding metropolitan governance.
Social Sciences Librarian