Websites to get you started
The following websites are reliable sources of information on political science and international studies-related topics
U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
An A-Z index of U.S. Government departments and agencies.
U.S. Census Bureau
United States Census 2010.
Search the Library of Congress for enacted bills, bills progrssing through Congress, the Congressional Record, congressional calendars, treaties, and committee reports.
United States Senate
Senators, committees, legislation and records.
United States House of Representatives
Representatives, committees, leadership, and house organizations.
The White House
Issues and reforms, the weekly address by President Barack Obama, presidential actions, speeches and remarks.
Search the Government Printing Office for reports, hearings, conference reports, the congressional record and more material related to the federal government.
Countryrisk.com : The country analysis resource
Guide to country reserach including country background information, data, statistics, rankings, analysis and forecasts.
Politifact / the Obameter
Tracking the campaign promises of Barack Obama.
Pew Research Center
Numbers, facts and trends shaping the world.
The National Archives
Access to archival databases from 1800 to the present.
United States: The Consitution
The U.S. Constitution with explanations and interpretations from the Law Library of Congress.
CIA World Factbook
Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
The World Bank
Data on poverty levels worldwide including country snapshots.
Polical Science and International Studies Subject Guide
News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics including history, current events, economics, environmental issues, politics, and many other topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images.
U.S. history in Context
Provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.
World History in Context
A comprehensive collection of reference and scholarly publications, an array of primary sources, and images, maps and charts which provide expansive geographic and chronlogic research materials for the study of world history. Coverage from ancient Europe to Latin America and from the Far East to the Renaissance.
Issues & Controversies in American History
Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.
U.S. Government Online
Presents in-depth information on the structure and function of the U.S. government and its everyday role in the lives of citizens
World Geography & Culture Online
Combines detailed, printable, full-color maps of countries, provinces, and states with up-to-date statistical and local information.