Government core

Washington Information Directory [CQ Press]

http://libproxy.smith.edu:2048/login?url=http://knowledge.sagepub.com/view/washington-information-directory-2012-2013/SAGE.xml

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.

Political Handbook of the World [CQ Press]

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

Politics in America [CQ Press]

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

Supreme Court Yearbook [CQ Press]

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

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.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences [Gale]

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CRS Reports: Congressional Research Service (UNT)

http://digital.library.unt.edu/govdocs/crs/

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

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.

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