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Websites (free, public sites)
The following web resources were selected by librarians:
American Presidency Project
90,000+ documents related to the study of the Presidency.
Ballot Measures Database
All statewide ballot measures, starting over a century ago. From the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
Policy organization works at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
Gallup Poll Trends A-Z
"Reports empirical evidence about the world's 7 billion citizens based on Gallup's continuous polling in 160 countries."
H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online
An international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers, offering peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussions, plus funding opportunities. Hosted by the History Department at Michigan State University.
Provides case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs addressing social issues.
Pew Research Center Topics list
"Public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research."
(No policy positions)
Today's Political Cartoons
from the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC). Covers 1996 to present with some earlier coverage also.
The World Factbook
From the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Country profiles track such demographics as population, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic data. Also includes full-color maps and flags. Archived issues since 2000 also available.
Provides information and analysis about public opinion on international policy issues from around the world. Draws together data from a wide variety of sources. Managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA).