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Smith & The World: Global Studies Research

Smith College Libraries' guide to resources by region of the world.

Social Sciences Citation Index [Web of Science]
Dates of Coverage: 
1898 to present

Bibliographic and citation from 3,000 of the world's leading social sciences journals across 50 disciplines.

Political Handbook of the World [CQ Press]

Thorough and accurate information on every country's government and political party system, with key facts and current issues.

Congress and the Nation [CQ Press]

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

Politics in America [CQ Press]

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

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.

Washington Information Directory [CQ Press]

Provides capsule descriptions that help users quickly and easily find the right person at the right organization.

Supreme Court Yearbook [CQ Press]

Coverage and analysis of every decision from the nation's highest court since the 1989-1990 term.

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.

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