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Vital Statistics on American Politics [CQ Press]

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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]

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

Congress and the Nation [CQ Press]

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

iPOLL (Roper Center for Public Opinion Research)

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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

http://www.votesmart.org

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

CRS Reports: Congressional Research Service (UNT)

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

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences [Gale]

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America: History & Life with Full Text [EBSCO]

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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]

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Dates of Coverage: 
1956 to present

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

CQ Almanac

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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.

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