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Because of the interdisciplinary nature of public policy studies, researchers will find descriptions of, and links to, useful information resources in many different library web pages, chief among them the following:

and readers are particularly referred to them for fuller descriptions of the resources proper to these fields.
This page seeks to direct users chiefly to networked information sources provided by the University of Chicago Library to its users. For links to free services and resources on the web, see Selected Internet Resources for Public Policy, below. For a comprehensive guide to reference sources in all fields, print and online, consult the American Library Association's Guide to Reference.

  • Sources for journal articles (general)
  • Indexes and abstracts and full text sources -- government documents
  • Indexes and abstracts and full text sources-- political science
  • Indexes and abstracts and full text sources-- economics and business
  • Indexes and abstracts and full text sources-- social service
  • Indexes and abstracts and full text sources-- education
  • Indexes and abstracts and full text sources-- law
  • Indexes and abstracts and full text sources-- medicine and science
  • Indexes and abstracts and full text sources-- geography
  • women">Indexes and abstracts and full text sources -- women's studies
  • Indexes and abstracts and full text sources -- gay and lesbian studies
  • Indexes and abstracts and full text sources -- population and demography
  • Indexes and abstracts and full text sources -- philanthropy
  • Indexes and abstracts and full text sources -- aging studies
  • Indexes and abstracts and full text sources -- criminology
  • Political reporters (full-text)
  • Political almanacs
  • Statistics
  • Newspapers, international news reporters
  • Policy institutes and research centers
  • Full-text sources for international affairs
  • Public opinion
  • Encyclopedias and directories
  • Union catalogs, library catalogs, guide to special research materials of the Center for Research Libraries
  • Human rights reporter
  • ICPSR data files
  • Dissertations
  • Elections
  • Electronic books
  • Archives, manuscripts, special collections
  • Selected internet resources for public policy

    GENERAL SOURCES FOR JOURNAL ARTICLES

    Electronic Journals List. An alphabetic listing of electronic journals available through the University of Chicago Library. Provides information on availability of full-text coverage. Identifies titles available directly from publishers' websites (such as the University of Chicago Press), and from aggregators, such as Johns Hopkins' Project Muse, The History Cooperative, and the indexing and full-text services listed immediately below.

    PAIS International. Indexes articles from over 3000 journals, US and foreign, since 1972. Subject coverage: administration of justice; agriculture, forestry and fishing, and; agricultural policy; banking and public and private finance; business and service sector; culture and religion; economic conditions and policy; education and education policy; energy resources and policy; environment and environmental policy; government; health conditions and policy; human rights; international relations; labor conditions and policy; law and ethics; manufacturing and heavy industry; media, telecommunications, and; information policy; military and defense policy; politics; population groups, population policy, and demographics; science and technology policy; social conditions and policy; trade and trade policy; transportation and transportation policy. Earlier coverage, in PAIS Archive:

    PAIS Archive. Covers similar subject fields, 1915-1976.

    The JSTOR Journal Browser. Search the full text the entire run of each title included in the database from its first volume until the last five years; images of each page may be viewed, downloaded or printed. At this writing, JSTOR includes about 40 important titles in business and economics, 21 in ecology, 7 in education, 25 in political science, 9 in population studies, 29 in sociology, and 12 in statistics, as well as hundreds of other titles in related fields.

    Periodicals Archive Online (formerly known as Periodicals Contents Index Full Text -- PCI). Provides full-text articles from some 350 periodicals in 37 subject areas in the humanities and social sciences, in many cases from the first issues through the mid-1990's. One may search by author, title, or words appearing in the full text. Includes titles such as Current History, 1941-1990 , Foreign Affairs, 1922-1990, Policy Studies Journal, 1972+, and Review of Politics, 1939+.

    Periodicals Index Online (formerly known as Periodicals Contents Index -- PCI). Indexes articles published in over 4,500 periodicals in 37 subject areas in the humanities and social sciences, indexing each included title from the first issue to its terminal date, or through the mid-1990's. Includes numerous foreign-language titles, and many older, long-ceased titles. Topical indexing appears to be mainly from title words, or translations of words in the article titles.

    Ebsco Academic Search Premier. Includes indexing and full text for more than 300 journals for political science, as well as full text for an additional 3,000 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study in the social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Coverage varies considerably, title by title. Increasingly full text is available for important titles for the last decade; full text for some titles is available for more than 20 years.

    Lexis-Nexis Academic. Contains full-text selections from hundreds of newspapers, and thousands of current affairs, business, legal, medical and trade publications, and government documents. Also contains data profiles on countries of the world, biographical information for world leaders, polls and surveys from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.

    Wilson Select Plus
    . Provides indexed and abstracted records with accompanying full text in periodicals from General Science Abstracts, Humanities Abstracts, Readers' Guide Abstracts, Wilson Business Abstracts and many other databases produced by H.W. Wilson, 1994+.

    Web of Science from Web of Knowledge site. Provides access to the ISI citation databases Arts and Humanities Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index. One may identify related works by identifying works in which a known work has been cited. By use of the keyword index a subject search may be undertaken. Coverage from 1956.

    ArticleFirst. Describes items listed on the table of contents page of individual issues of more than 11,000 journals in a wide range of subject fields. Covers January 1990 to the present for most journals; covers July 1992 to the present for others. Some full text included. Complete tables of contents of individual issues of journals are also provided.

    Readers Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982. Indexes the contents of some 375 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States, covering such subjects as aeronautics, African-Americans, aging, archeology, astronomy, automobiles, biographies, business, children, education, environment, fashion, film, fine arts, food, foreign affairs, gardening, health, history, hobbies, home, journalism, leisure activities, literature, medicine, music, news, nutrition, photography, politics, popular culture, radio, religion, science, sports, technology, television, travel. At the same site you may simultaneously search the following:

    Humanities and Social Sciences Retrospective 1970-1984, Indexes the contents of nearly 1200 English-language scholarly and specialized journals in fields such as addiction studies, anthropology, archaeology, area studies, area studies, art, classical studies, communications, communications & mass media, community health & medical care, corrections, criminal justice, criminology, dance, economics, environmental studies, ethics, family studies, film, folklore, gender studies, geography, gerontology, history, international relations, journalism, law, linguistics, literary & social criticism, literature, minority studies, music, performing arts, philosophy, planning & public administration, policy sciences, political science, psychiatry, psychology, public welfare, religion & theology, social work, sociology, and urban studies. (Database corresponds to International Index, 1907 - March 1965; Social Sciences & Humanities Index, April 1965 – March 1974; Humanities Index, April 1974 – March 1984; and Social Sciences Index, April 1974 – March 1983). From the same site you may simultaneously search Readers Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982.

    Left Index. Guide to the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. Coverage includes citations and abstracts (with some full text) from 1982 to present.

    American Periodicals Series Online, 1740-1900. Project includes digitized images of pages from 1,100 American periodicals, including 89 journals published between 1740 and 1800; more than 900 titles from 1800 to 1860; and 118 periodicals published during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, and titles beginning publication from the 1880's through 1900. As of this writing, project includes full-text content from 750 periodicals. All numbers of titles included in the project will be digitized, even those which extend well past 1900. For details of current coverage, click here, and click on "List all periodicals." Full-text is searchable, with high accuracy for 19th century materials, less accuracy for 18th century materials.

    FULL-TEXT SOURCES FOR GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

    Lexis-Nexis Congressional. Provides indexing for Congressional reports, documents, hearings, prints and other Congressional papers from 1789. After 1970 detailed abstracts of Congressional hearings, reports, documents, and prints are provided. Provides full texts of Congressional committee reports since 1990; of House and Senate Documents since 1995; of selected committee prints since 1995; of bills since 1989; and of the Congressional Record since 1985. This site also includes:

    Lexis-Nexis U. S. Serial Set Digital Collection (1789-1969). Provides full text of the U.S. Serial Set, an ongoing collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under the directive of Congress that reflects every aspect of American life from the early 19th century onward, from farming, to westward expansion, relations with Indians, scientific exploration, public lands, politics, national defense, international relations, internal improvements, business, and manufacturing. It includes Congressional reports and documents as well as executive agency and departmental reports ordered to be printed by Congress. Including the American State Papers (1789-1838), this collection consists of more than 325,000 documents and 52,000 maps (comprising approximately 11,000,000 pages). -- To limit search to Serial Set, clear all check marks except for "Serial Set."

    Lexis-Nexis Congressional Committee Hearings and Prints (1824 to present). When complete, will provide full text of Congressional committee hearings since 1824, all Congressional committee prints since 1830, and Congressional Research Service reports since 1916. -- To limit search to any of these forms, clear all check marks and check only desired forms. Earliest years and latest years are being digitized first; full texts of all hearings will be available by 2008, and everything after 1970 will be complete by November, 2007.

    Lexis-Nexis Academic. Contains U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information, as well as full-text articles from many newspapers, from about 1980 onward.

    Government Printing Office GPO Access Service.
    Search the Monthly Catalog for government documents published since January 1994; and search the Federal Register, 1994+, the Congressional Record, 1994+, Congressional Record Index, 1983+, Congressional Documents and Reports, 1995+, Congressional Directory, 1995+, the Economic Report of the President, GAO Reports, History of Bills, 1983+, Government Manual, 1995+, Supreme Court Decisions, 1937-1975, United States Code, 1994 and supplements, etc. Conduct advanced searches of the Congressional Record and the Federal Register, 1995+. Use the Government Information Locator Service to identify and use other government sources of electronic information.

    The Library of Congress's Thomas site provides information on current floor action in Congress, bill summaries and status for the current Congress, texts of bills and public laws (1993+), text of Congressional Record (1993+), Committee reports, (1995+), other committee information, and historical documents.

    GPO. Index listing Federal documents issued from July, 1976, to the present.

    Century of Lawmaking: U. S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873. (American Memory Project, Library of Congress.) Includes searchable texts of House and Senate Journals, with links to digitized images of Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, and Congressional Globe. Also includes searchable texts of Statutes at Large, 1789-1873, selected volumes of the Congressional Serial Set, the Journals of the Continental Congress and additional sources for the early Congress.

    Nineteenth Century Masterfile. Provides index for federal documents issued 1774-1897, and debates of British parliament, 1803-1830. Titles covered: Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897; Index to Hickox’s Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1885-1894; Government Publications of the U.S., 1774-1881(Poore’s); Annals of Congress, 1789-1824 ("Congressional Record"); Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1849-1961; Cobbett’s Parliamentary History of England, 1066-1803; Cumulative Title Index to United States Public Documents, 1789-1900; Hansard’s British Parliamentary Debates, 1803 to 1830 (Commons); Hansard’s British Parliamentary Debates, 1803 to 1830 (Lords); Index of Patents Issued from the U.S P. O. 1790-1873.

    Public Documents Masterfile. Provides indexing to US public documents based upon 19th century printed indexes, Monthly Catalog (1895+), and other sources. Links to full texts found in Library of Congress' Century of Lawmaking, 1774-1873 and some recent web-based documents. Also provides indexing to foreign and international documents found in Library of Congress records.

    Lexis-Nexis State Capital. Contains information on recent state legislative action, bills, status of bills, statutes, regulations, and membership of state legislatures; and articles on state legislative activities from specialized reporters and state newspapers of record.

    U. N. Treaty Collection. Currently includes treaties filed with the United Nations since 1998.

    Also see Digital National Security Archive, a collection of more than 35,000 important declassified U. S. government documents that provide the background for government decisions. Currently comprises fifteen collections: Afghanistan, Berlin Crisis 1958-1962, Cuban Missile Crisis, El Salvador, Iran-Contra Affair, Intelligence Community, Iran Revolution, Iraqgate, Military Uses of Space, Nicaragua, Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Philippines, Presidential Directives from Truman to Clinton, South Africa, and Soviet Estimate. Page images are digitized; documents are searchable by keywords, subject terms, titles, creator/recipient, date, cable number, and collection.

    Declassified Documents Reference System
    . Dates of Coverage: 1941-1997. Provides online access to over 500,000 pages of previously classified government documents. Covering major international events from the Cold War to the Vietnam War and beyond. Page images are digitized; full text of documents can be searched.

    British House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801-2004. As the working documents of government, the parliamentary papers encompass all areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, showing how issues were explored and legislation was formed. Major types of documents in the House of Commons papers include: Bills - drafts of legislation, to be reviewed through various parliamentary stages; Reports of Committees - Select or the Whole House; Reports of Commissioners (Commissions appointed by the Crown to investigate social problems, to conduct inquiries into events, and as a preparation for legislation; membership was made up of experts in the field in question, who are not usually MPs); Accounts: statistical information, originating primarily from the Treasury, the Board of Trade and the War Office/Admiralty; and Papers, including such types as correspondence from ambassadors, governors, army officers abroad; commercial, trade and navigation accounts; statistical abstracts: judicial, taxation, etc.; census data; slavery and slave trade documents; and treaties. Collection consists of a fully-searchable database of 9.5 million pages of papers, corresponding to some 14,000 large bound volumes and including over 184,000 distinct parliamentary papers. Includes an index covering 1801-2004.


    GOVERMENT DOCUMENTS -- INDEXES, OTHER SOURCES

    GPO. Index listing Federal documents issued from July, 1976, to the present.

    Nineteenth Century Masterfile. Provides index for federal documents issued 1774-1881, and debates of British parliament, 1803-1830.

    Government Documents at University of Chicago Library. A brief introduction to government documents at the University of Chicago.

    The Center for Research Libraries possesses, and lends to member libraries, a large stock of government foreign and domestic government documents, including a fairly comprehensive collection of US state government documents prior to 1950. For a general description of the CRL's government document collections, see its Handbook, sections on US documents, foreign documents, and documents of US states. The CRL's catalog only lists portions of these collections.

    Government Resources on the Web (University of Michigan Library). An extensive guide to sites for federal, state, and foreign government information; also international agency sites. Includes links to sites providing access to texts of Congressional Record, Federal Register, GAO reports, Congressional bills, government publications, etc., directories of agencies and web sites in all branches of government. Includes links to sites maintained by foreign governments.

    INDEXES AND ABSTRACTS -- POLITICAL SCIENCE

    Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975+) supplies up-to-date bibliographic information and research within the political science discipline and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. The database covers over 1000 journals drawn from the international serials literature. Major areas of coverage include: comparative politics; developing nations; disarmament; economic policy; electoral systems; environmental policy; government/political systems; history and theory of political science; international relations/trade; labor relations; military policy; methodology and research technology; political behavior; political economy; political psychology; politics and law; politics and communication; politics and religion; politics and society; public administration; security and defense; welfare systems. This database now includes the entire contents of the ABC Pol-Sci database formerly available on only CD-ROM, and comprises approximately half a million records, dating back to 1975. It is updated monthly.

    Political Science Complete. Provides full text for over 400 publications, and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 800 journals, US and foreign. The database also features more than 165 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 27,000 full text conference papers.

    Left Index. Guide to the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. Coverage includes citations and abstracts (with some full text) from 1982 to present.

    For political history, including contemporary history, consult:

    • Historical Abstracts. The fundamental indexing and abstracting tool for modern history. Abstracts and indexes articles appearing in 2,000 journals published worldwide, from 1954, covering world history since 1450 (except United States and Canada). Includes key historical journals from nearly every country, and selective coverage of social science and humanities journals in related fields. Database is updated monthly.

      America: History and Life. The fundamental indexing and abstracting tool for American and Canadian history. Abstracts and indexes articles and reviews from 2,000 journals published worldwide from 1954. Database also includes citations to abstracts of dissertations published in these areas. Database updated monthly.

    POLITICAL REPORTERS (FULL-TEXT)

    CQ Weekly/Congressional Quarterly Weekly (full text coverage since 1983). Important source for political and legislative news. Includes floor votes. For earlier coverage, see print version at JK1.C733 or KA1.C126 Law. Part of CQ Electronic Library, which also includes CQ Congress Collection, CQ Supreme Court Collection, CQ Public Affairs Collection, CQ Insider, and CQ Researcher, cited at the end of this section, and CQ's Politics in America, cited in the next section, and CQ Voting and Elections Collection, described in the Elections section of this page.

    National Journal is an authoritative weekly magazine featuring in-depth coverage of federal government policy making, with emphases both on the executive branch and the legislative branch. Use articles in the National Journal to begin research on legislative actions and to evaluate the factors affecting the actions of the executive and legislative branches. National Journal identifies and tracks emerging issues and prepares detailed reports of federal government activities. Includes fully searchable archive from 1977. (To review all articles in a given issue, put an * in the advanced search text box, and set the beginning and end dates for the date of the issue you wish to review.)

    Also available from National Journal Group's Policy Central:

    Markup Reports. Comprehensive coverage of every House and Senate committee and subcommittee markup session. Markup Reports provide detailed coverage of every bill, along with roll call votes on amendments and final action.

    The Hotline. Tracks American politics and campaigns with coverage of each day's political news.

    Congress Daily. Focuses on time-sensitive stories about legislative and campaign activity on Capitol Hill and at the White House. Coverage includes daily updates on happenings at committee hearings, bill markups, and on the floor of the House and Senate, as well as schedules of upcoming events. CongressDaily is an excellent starting point in any research involving current public policy issues.

    Campaigns. A quick-reference guide to the campaigns of 2001 and beyond.

    Ad Spotlight
    . News on political and issue television ads with streaming audio or video.

    Poll Track. A database of public opinion surveys from across the country.

    Almanac of American Politics. Analysis and data on every member of Congress and on members' states and districts. Editions for 2002, 2000, and 1998 are fully browsable and searchable.

    Technology Today. Tracks important news and trends in information technology, politics and policy.

    Also available as parts of CQ Electronic Library:

    CQ Congress Collection.
    Provides information on public policy legislation in 23 topical areas; key votes; interest group ratings; biographical, political, and electoral data about members of Congress since the 97th Congress; Congressional Encyclopedia (providing 250 topical articles about Congress from CQ's Congress A to Z); and Congressional Dictionary (defining 900 terms, from CQ's American Congressional Dictionary).

    CQ Supreme Court Collection
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    Includes summaries of cases back to 1969, links to full texts, biographies and judicial histories of justices, etc.

    CQ Public Affairs Collection. Public policy content organized by 22 key topics, including historic documents and primary source materials, statistical overviews, directory contact information.

    CQ Insider. Database of national, international, and state level contacts. More than 10,000 federal offices, regulatory agencies, congressional committees, international organizations, and state government contacts.

    CQ Researcher. Explores a single issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. Included are charts, graphs, a pro-con feature, a chronology, lengthy bibliographies and a list of contacts.

    CQ Voting and Elections Collection. With December 1, 2003, release, site will contain electoral statistics for Presidential, US House, and Gubernatorial elections, 1824+; Senate elections, 1908+; Presidential primary elections, 1912+; Senatorial primary elections, 1920+; House primary elections, 1968+; and Gubernatorial primary elections, 1919+. Data can be downloaded. In addition, site provides election analyses, case summaries, legislation, explanations, biographies, profiles, and more.

    POLITICAL ALMANACS (U. S.)

    Almanac of American Politics. Analysis and data on every member of Congress and on members' states and districts. Editions for 2002, 2000, and 1998 are fully browsable and searchable.

    CQ's Politics in America. Analysis and data on every member of Congress and on members' states and districts. Data for 106th, 107th, and 108th Congress are accessible from this site. Access is restricted to University of Chicago users, who can click on this link, which will take them to a secure page with the University's login name and password, and a link to click on to take them to CQ's Politics in America site. (Note: If your browser does not automatically open a new page, you may need to copy down the login name and password in order to have it available when it is required of you after you have selected an edition of Politics in American to open.) Print version at JK1010.C66 RR2 for goes back to 1987+ (biennial). Fully-searchable CD editions available at JK1010.C66 Multi-media collection.

    STATISTICS

    Statistical Universe. Comprehensive guide to statistics published in federal government publications from about 1970, with many additional references to statistical reports published by states, intergovernmental organizations, and private organizations. Gives sources of statistics, and data elements in tables. Full tables are available for many statistical reports, often both as digitized images and in downloadable spreadsheet formats.

    Statesman's Yearbook. Provides 192 country profiles rich in statistical material, covering political parties and leaders; population; economics; climate; natural resources; military capabilities; education and legal systems; culture and communications; health and environment; international affairs. Permits preparation of customized statistical tables, charts, comparing countries' population, GDP, etc. International chronology; data on international organizations. Updated monthly. Library holds backfiles of Statesman's Yearbook providing national economic, political, and social statistics in more or less consistent categories back to 1865, at JA51.S79 Gen and other locations.

    EIU The Economist Intelligence Unit.
    Authoritative detailed country reports and profiles for about 65 countries, rich in statistics. Provides political and macroeconomic overviews (including forecasts).

    Countrywatch. Provides country reports for all countries of the world, with political, macroeconomic, industry and environmental overviews. It does not have an option to download statistical tables into a spreadsheet.

    The CIA World Factbook is produced by the Central Intelligence Agency to provide basic intelligence for the US Government. It contains information on all the countries of the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, including hundreds of maps and flags. The CIA World Factbook also contains dynamic tables and six detailed Appendices.

    Historical Statistics of the United States.
    Millennial Edition online. Represents a vast expansion of earlier editions of this work, now with over 37,000 data series. Users may download data series, compose their own custom tables drawing from various data series, and save data. Chapters include evaluative introductory essays describing the sources of the data and often assessing their reliability. Text is searchable; there is a topical index. There is a 5-volume print edition held in the first floor Reading Room of JRL. Contents: A. Population: Aa. Population Characteristics; Ab. Vital Statistics; Ac. Internal Migration; Ad. International Migration; Ae. Family and Household Composition; Af. Cohorts; Ag. American Indians. B. Work and Welfare: Ba. Labor; Bb. Slavery; Bc. Education; Bd. Health; Be. Economic Inequality and Poverty; Bf. Social Insurance and Public Assistance; Bg. Nonprofit, Voluntary, and Religious Entities. C. Economic Structure and Performance: Ca. National Income and Product; Cb. Business Fluctuations and Cycles; Cc. Prices; Cd. Consumer Expenditures; Ce. Saving, Capital, and Wealth; Cf. Geography and the Environment; Cg. Science, Technology, and Productivity; Ch. Business Organization; Cj. Financial Markets and Institutions. D. Economic Sectors: Introduction, Industrial Classification; Da. Agriculture; Db. Natural Resource Industries; Dc. Construction, Housing, and Mortgages; Dd. Manufacturing; De. Distribution; Df. Transportation; Dg. Communications; Dh. Services and Utilities. E. Governance and International Relations: Ea. Government Finance and Employment; Eb. Elections and Politics; Ec. Crime, Law Enforcement, and Justice; Ed. National Defense, Wars, Armed Forces, and Veterans; Ee. International Trade and Exchange Rates; Ef. Outlying Areas; Eg. Colonial Statistics; Eh. Confederate States of America.

    Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1878--.
    The basic annual statistical reporter for the United States. Typical chapters: Area and population; vital statistics, health, and nutrition; immigration, emigration, and naturalization; education; law enforcement and federal courts; climate; public lands and National Park System; labor force, employment, and earnings; military service and veterans' affairs; social security and related programs; income and expenditures; prices; elections; federal government finances; state and local government finances and employment; banking and finance; business enterprise; communications; power; public roads and motor vehicles; transportation, air and land; waterways, water traffic, and shipping; irrigation, drainage, and soil conservation; agriculture; forests and forest products; fisheries; mining; construction and housing; manufactures; foreign commerce; distribution and services. For many years subtitled "....and Guide to Sources": the various tables in the abstract cite the full statistical publication from which the data are abstracted. -- The documents linked hereto are pdf's, with chapters and topical indexes, but the individual volumes are not electronically searchable.

    CQ Voting and Elections Collection. Site contains electoral statistics for Presidential, US House, and Gubernatorial elections, 1824+; Senate elections, 1908+; Presidential primary elections, 1912+; Senatorial primary elections, 1920+; House primary elections, 1968+; and Gubernatorial primary elections, 1919+. Data can be downloaded. In addition, site provides election analyses, case summaries, legislation, explanations, biographies, profiles, and more.

    Facts on File. Includes a "World News Digest," 1940 to present, and World Almanac Reference Database, and World Almanac Encyclopedia.

    For economic statistics, see University of Chicago Library Business and Economics web page.

    For education statistics, see University of Chicago Library educational statistics web page.

    WOMEN'S STUDIES

    Contemporary Women's Issues. Provides full text access to global information on women, 1992--. Journals, newsletters, research reports from non-profit groups, government and international agencies, along with fact sheets are easily accessed through CWI. Information on women in over 150 countries is compiled in a single collection bringing together such disciplines as sociology, psychology, health, education and human rights.

    GAY AND LESBIAN STUDIES

    Gay & Lesbian Abstracts. Offers a review of popular as well as scholarly print, electronic, and Internet publications of the GLBT press. Most topics of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community are covered in depth.

    PUBLIC OPINION

    Polling the Nations. A compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by more than 700 polling organizations in the United States and more than 80 other countries from 1986 to the present. Each of the nearly 350,000 records reports a question asked and the responses given. Also included in each record is the polling organization responsible for the work, the date the information was released, the sample size, and universe, i.e., the groups or areas included in the interview.

    Poll Track.
    A database of public opinion surveys from across the country, with emphasis on political races. From the National Journal Group's Policy Central.

    Gallup Brain.
    Database of 136,000 questions, and responses from more than 3.5 million people interviewed by the Gallup Poll since 1935. Searchable by keywords and phrases.

    Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Archives thousands of polls and surveys from the United States and some 70 foreign countries undertaken by many polling organizations on a very wide range of topics. Many datasets may be downloaded.

    Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe. Includes polls and surveys from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.

    POPULATION AND DEMOGRAPHY

    Search U. S. Census Bureau web site, for an ever-increasing database of on-line documents and files.

    See also Statistics section immediately preceding this one.

    Social Explorer. One may produce and display maps and reports derived from US Census data starting with 1940, including basic demographic and social characteristics for areas as small as census tracts.

    Population index
    , an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. This website provides a searchable and browsable database containing 46,035 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000. For electronic full text for 1937-1985, see JSTOR website.

    The Center for Research Libraries holds, and lends to member libraries, stocks of specialized research materials, including backfiles of foreign and domestic newspapers; foreign and US state government documents; scholarly journals; foreign dissertations; archival materials in microform; large microform research collections; and other specialized collections, including many US and foreign censuses. The Center's Catalog includes records for serials, archival materials, large microform research collections, and for many newspapers. (Records for US National Archives microfilms and some newspapers are not yet included in the catalog, and state documents and foreign dissertations are generally not cataloged.) The Center's Handbook describes specialized research materials in various fields, including its collection of censuses.

    PHILANTHROPY

    LNPS Online: Literature of the Non-Profit Sector. A searchable database of the literature of philanthropy.

    CRIMINOLOGY

    Criminal Justice Abstracts. (Also accessible from workstation in SSA Library.)

    National Criminal Justice Reference Service Virtual Library. Text text text text.

    National Criminal Justice Reference Service Document Data Base. Access from workstation in Social Service Administration Library (or Access from workstation in D'Angelo Law Library)

    ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND DIRECTORIES

    International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences Online. The Encyclopedia is the first attempt in a generation to map the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale.The Encyclopedia includes approximately 4,000 signed articles, and 90,000 bibliographic references. The printed edition (H41.I58 2001, RR and Law Reference) runs to 24 volumes plus 2 index volumes. It is alphabetically organized and extensively cross-referenced throughout and is supported by a comprehensive name index and multi-level, hierarchical subject index. It also includes a classified list of entries.

    Encyclopedia Britannica Online .

    Union of International Organizations
    . Site includes Yearbook of International Organizations, Who's Who in International Organizations, International Congress Calendar, selected UIA documents, statistics on organizations, meetings, and problems, Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential, and other sources.

    CQ's Electronic Encyclopedia of American Government
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    Text is browsable and searchable. Main divisions: Congress, Presidency, Supreme Court, Elections.

    Congressional Encyclopedia. Provides 250 topical articles about Congress from CQ's Congress A to Z. (Part of CQ's Congressional Collection.)

    Congressional Dictionary. Defines 900 terms, from CQ's American Congressional Dictionary. (Part of CQ's Congressional Collection.)

    The Oxford Guide to the United States Government (Oxford University Press: Oxford Reference Online). Edited by John J. Patrick, Richard M. Pious, and Donald A. Ritchie. In addition to coverage of the 2000 Presidential race and election, it features biographies of all the Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Supreme Court Justices, as well as notable members of Congress, including current leadership; historical commentary on past elections, major Presidential decisions, international and domestic programs, and the key advisors and agencies of the executive branch; in-depth analysis of Congressional leadership and committees, agencies and staff, and historic legislation; and detailed discussions of 100 landmark Supreme Court cases and the major issues facing the Court today. Other entries define legal terms and phrases and elaborate on the wide array of government traditions. One may search by keywords, or browse entries alphabetically. Print edition publication date: 2001; first published 1993 by Oxford University Press, Inc.

    The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics (Oxford University Press: Oxford Reference Online). Edited by Iain McLean. Includes over 1,500 entries, written by a team of leading political scientists, sociologists, philosophers, and political economists. The work offers international coverage of major political institutions, thinkers, and concepts. All significant political thinkers and designers of political institutions in the West are included, and special attention is give to Muslim and Chinese political thought. There are many entries on new and thriving branches of the subject, such as international political economy, voting theory, and feminism. One may search by keywords, or browse entries alphabetically. Print edition publication date: 1996.

    The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought (Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, Blackwell Publishers, 2000: netLibrary). Provides a guide to the major ideas and doctrines that influence the contemporary world; it outlines the thought of leading political theorists, past and present, and considers the ways in which thinking about politics has evolved historically. Though largely confined to the western tradition of political thought, there are survey articles on Chinese, Hindu and Islamic political thought. One may search by keywords, or browse entries alphabetically.

    Dictionary of Political Biography (Oxford University Press: Oxford Reference Online). Edited by Dennis Kavanagh. Includes more than 1000 entries. Compiled by an expert team of contributors, this dictionary covers all the major figures in world politics of the twentieth century. It describes and assesses the lives of more than 1000 men and women who have shaped political events across the world. Each entry includes an account of the background, career, and achievements of the individual concerned, balancing fact with critical appraisal. One may search by keywords, or browse entries alphabetically. Print edition publication date: 1998.

    The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military (Oxford University Press: Oxford Reference Online). Includes U.S. military terms, people, and battles, covering military history from the earliest colonial conflicts to the present. It includes facts and trivia on major historical military figures. It covers all conflicts involving the U.S. military, plus military ranks, attire, insignia, medals, weapons, military prisons, vehicles, ships, and aircraft. One may search by keywords, or browse entries alphabetically. Publishing history: Berkley Edition, July 2001.

    Handbook of the World (Oxford University Press: Oxford Reference Online). Edited by Peter Stalker. Profiles 230 countries and territories. Provides maps and geographical details, and information on contemporary social, economic, and political issues for each country, and economic and social indicators of each country, such as GNP, life expectancy, and population growth and density, and on international organizations, agencies, and agreements such as the United Nations, the European Union, and Amnesty International. One may search by keywords, or browse entries alphabetically. Publishing history: First published 2000.

    The CIA World Factbook is produced by the Central Intelligence Agency to provide basic intelligence for the US Government. It contains information on all the countries of the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, including hundreds of maps and flags. The CIA World Factbook also contains dynamic tables and six detailed Appendices.

    The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions (Oxford University Press: Oxford Reference Online). Edited by Kermit L. Hall. 445 entries. Includes all 400 entries on major Supreme Court cases through history published in the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, in addition to approximately 45 new entries for the post-1991 decisions. It also gives entries on the U.S. Constitution, and the nominations and successions of justices. Terms covered in the Companion are briefly defined and explained, and a complete case list is given. One may search by keywords, or browse entries alphabetically. Print edition publication date: 1999.

    FULL-TEXT SOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

    Columbia International Affairs Online . Seeks to be comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. Publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 on that includes full text of working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences. Frequently updated conference proceedings, policy briefs, schedule of events and economic indicators. Site includes abstracts or full-text versions of articles from recent issues of major foreign affairs journals.

    Also see Digital National Security Archive, a collection of more than 35,000 important declassified U. S. government documents that provide the background for government decisions. Currently comprises fifteen collections: Afghanistan, Berlin Crisis 1958-1962, Cuban Missile Crisis, El Salvador, Iran-Contra Affair, Intelligence Community, Iran Revolution, Iraqgate, Military Uses of Space, Nicaragua, Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Philippines, Presidential Directives from Truman to Clinton, South Africa, and Soviet Estimate. Page images are digitized; documents are searchable by keywords, subject terms, titles, creator/recipient, date, cable number, and collection.

    Union of International Organizations. Site includes Yearbook of International Organizations, Who's Who in International Organizations, International Congress Calendar, selected UIA documents, statistics on organizations, meetings, and problems, Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential, and other sources.

    See also International News Reporters, below.

    UNION CATALOGS, LIBRARY CATALOGS; GUIDE TO SPECIAL RESEARCH COLLECTIONS OF THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH LIBRARIES

    WorldCat. About 90 million records of all types of materials cataloged by many libraries worldwide, identifying the location of over one billion copies. Searchable in a variety of ways.

    British Library catalog provides information on the remarkable collections of the British Library. May require special care to retrieve materials cataloged prior to 1975.

    Other national libraries' online catalogs

    Center for Research Libraries. The Center for Reseach Libraries holds, and lends to member libraries, very large stocks of specialized research materials, including backfiles of foreign and domestic newspapers; foreign and US state government documents; scholarly journals; foreign dissertations; archival materials in microform; large microform research collections; and other specialized collections. The Center's Catalog includes records for serials, archival materials, large microform research collections, and for many newspapers. (Records for US National Archives microfilms and some newspapers are not yet included in the catalog, and state documents and foreign dissertations are generally not cataloged.) The Center's Handbook describes specialized research materials in various fields, including the following: African Studies; Austria; Black Studies; Business; Canada; Censuses; China; Dissertations; Eastern Europe; France; Germany; Government Publications - Foreign; Government Publications - U.S.; Greece; Great Britain; Italy; Indians of North America; Japan; Korea; Labor; Latin American Studies; Law; Middle Eastern Studies; Netherlands; Newspapers; Railroads; Religion & Philosophy; Russia & Former Soviet Republics; Socialism & Communism ; South Asian Studies ; Spain & Portugal ; State Publications ; Turkey ; United Nations; United States -History; Urban Studies; and World War II & Aftermath.

    The Center for Research Libraries holds, and lends to member libraries, stocks of specialized research materials, including backfiles of foreign and domestic newspapers; foreign and US state government documents; scholarly journals; foreign dissertations; archival materials in microform; large microform research collections; and other specialized collections, including many US and foreign censuses. The Center's Catalog includes records for serials, archival materials, large microform research collections, and for many newspapers. (Records for US National Archives microfilms and some newspapers are not yet included in the catalog, and state documents and foreign dissertations are generally not cataloged.) The Center's Handbook describes specialized research materials in various fields, including its collection of censuses.

    PHILANTHROPY

    LNPS Online: Literature of the Non-Profit Sector. A searchable database of the literature of philanthropy.

    AGING STUDIES

    AgeLine. Provides bibliographic coverage of social gerontology--the study of aging in social, psychological, health-related, and economic contexts. The delivery of health care for the older population and its associated costs and policies is particularly well covered, as are public policy, employment, and consumer issues.

    HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTER

    Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch conducts regular, systematic investigations of human rights abuses in more than 70 countries around the world. Website provides access to annaul World Reports, 1998+; thematic reports (children, women, arms); and reports from individual countries extending back to 1990.

    ICPSR DATA FILES

    Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Lists tens of thousands of discrete files curently on deposit with ICPSR that may be downloaded, with detailed descriptions of the holdings. For specific assistance in using these ICPSR files, consult the Data Library of the Social Science and Public Policy Computing Center.

    DISSERTATIONS--GENERAL

    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses/Dissertation Abstracts. Indexes North American dissertations and some European ones, 1861- to date, as well as many master's theses. Provides full texts of almost all dissertations from 1997, and many earlier ones as well. After 1980 database contains abstracts in addition to bibliographic information. Searchable in various ways. Updated monthly.

    Center for Research Libraries. The Center for Reseach Libraries holds, and lends to member libraries, very large stocks of specialized research materials, including in particular foreign dissertations. The collections are described in the Center's Handbook section on dissertations. Foreign dissertations, however, generally are not included in the Center's Catalog.

    NEWSPAPERS, INTERNATIONAL NEWS REPORTERS

    Keesing's Record of World Events. Provides full text international news reports since 1960. A particularly useful source for 'foreign' political and economic reports.

    Statesman's Yearbook. Provides 192 country profiles rich in statistical material, covering political parties and leaders; population; economics; climate; natural resources; military capabilities; education and legal systems; culture and communications; health and environment; international affairs. Permits preparation of customized statistical tables, charts, comparing countries' population, GDP, etc. International chronology; data on international organizations. Updated monthly. Library holds backfiles of Statesman's Yearbook providing national economic, political, and social statistics in more or less consistent categories back to 1865, at JA51.S79 Gen and other locations.

    EIU The Economist Intelligence Unit.
    Authoritative detailed country reports and profiles for about 65 countries, rich in statistics. Provides political and macroeconomic overviews (including forecasts).

    Countrywatch. Provides country reports for all countries of the world, with political, macroeconomic, industry and environmental overviews. It does not have an option to download statistical tables into a spreadsheet.

    Facts on File.
    Includes a "World News Digest," 1940 to present, and World Almanac Reference Database, and World Almanac Encyclopedia.

    ProQuest Direct,
    a large general database which includes full text articles from recent years from over 300 newspapers.

    In addition to the major newspapers and collections identified below, there are increasingly significant collections of newspapers being digitized by libraries, archives, and other repositories around the world. For a classified guide to newspaper digitization projects go to ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers: Newspaper Digitization Projects.

    ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Provides full text of New York Times starting with v. 1, no. 1, 1851; Washington Post, 1871-1987; Wall Street Journal, 1889-1985; Chicago Tribune, 1849-1984; Los Angeles Times, from 1881 to 1986; and the Boston Globe, from 1872 to 1924. The collection includes five historical Black newspapers: Atlanta Daily World, 1931-2003; Chicago Defender, 1905-1975; Los Angeles Sentinel, 1934-2005; New York Amsterdam News, 1922-1993; and Pittsburgh Courier, 1911-2002. From this site, click on "clear all databases"; scroll down to "Historical Newspapers" and checkmark the ones you want to search, or select one of the links below. Images of each article, and each page are available; text is word-searchable.

    New York Times Full Text on ProQuest
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    From v. 1, no. 1, 1851.

    Washington Post Full Text on ProQuest. From v. 1., no. 1, 1871 to 1987.

    Chicago Tribune Full Text on ProQuest. From v. 1., no. 1, 1849 to 1984. For full-text articles since 1985, click here.

    Los Angeles Times Full Text on ProQuest. From 1881 to 1986.

    Boston Globe Full Text on ProQuest. From v. 1., no. 1, 1872 to 1924.

    Wall Street Journal Full Text on ProQuest. From v. 1, no. 1, 1889 to 1985.

    Black Historical Newspapers. Proquest Historical Newspapers includes five important African-American titles:

    Atlanta Daily World Full Text on ProQuest, From 1931-2003.

    Chicago Defender Full Text on ProQuest. From 1905 to 1975.

    Los Angeles Sentinel Full Text on ProQuest, From 1934-2005.

    New York Amsterdam News Full Text on ProQuest, From 1922-1993.

    Pittsburgh Courier Full Text on ProQuest, From 1911-2002.

    America's Historical Newspapers. Provides full text of issues from hundreds of American newspapers published between 1699 and 1922, with near exhaustive coverage for newspapers that began publication before 1820. Also includes long runs for such newspapers as Baltimore Sun, 1817-1922; Philadelphia Inquirer, 1860-1922; and the San Francisco Bulletin, 1855-1891. Provides page images and images of individual articles. Texts are word searchable.

    Nineteenth Century U. S. Newspapers. Digitized articles and pages from approximately 250 American newspapers. Most titles are represented by comparatively short runs or only a few issues, but some titles are more extensive, including the [Chicago] Inter Ocean, 1874-1896; California Daily Bulletin, 1855-1893; [Denver] Rocky Mountain News, 1873-1898; Indiana State Journal, 1825-1899; [New Orleans] Picayune, 1861-1899; Boston Daily Advertiser, 1855-1899; New York Herald, 1830-1863; Cleveland Daily Herald, 1835-1884; [Philadelphia] North American, 1801-1899; Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, 1844-1899; United States Telegraph [Washington], 1818-1839; Washington Globe, 1822-1868; and many others.

    Times (of London) Digital Archive, 1785-1985. Provides full text of the Times of London. Images of each article and each page are available; text is word-searchable.

    Factiva, merging content from Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters. Strong business focus. Search full text content from over 6,000 newswires, papers, magazines, & trade journals.

    Lexis-Nexis Academic. Contains full-text articles from many newspapers, from about 1980 onward.

    Ebsco Newspaper Source. Provides full-text articles from recent years from about 200 international and regional newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune.

    Ethnic NewsWatch. Full text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic, minority and native press in the U.S. Coverage is from 1960 to date.

    World News Connection.
    Includes translations of articles dealing with covering political, economic, scientific, and cultural issues and events appearing in newspapers around the world, and of transcripts of foreign radio and television broadcasts. Prepared by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, a United States government agency. (Older coverage is in fiche and film only. For access, use Foreign Broadcast Information Service Electronic Index, 1974-1994.)

    AJR Newslink.
    Includes links to domestic and foreign newspaper websites.

    Historical Newspapers Online
    Indexes the Times (London) from 1790 to 1980) and the New York Times, 1851-1922.

    Nineteenth Century Masterfile. Indexes a wide range of U.S. and British periodical literature, 1802-1906, and specialized indexing for selected newspapers and sources: New York Daily Tribune, (1875-1906); New York Times (1863-1905); Times (London) (1880-1890); and Oregon Spectator, 1846-1854.

    U. S. Newspapers held by the University of Chicago Library. Detailed holdings of all U. S. newspapers held by the University of Chicago in any format, as of April, 1999. Searchable by title, place of publication, date, and readership. (Note to reader: This is a an Excel searchable database. On clicking on this link, your browser should offer you to option of saving this file to disk or opening it. Click on open. If you have Excel properly configured, Excel should open this file. You may need to look for the opened file on your desktop. If you fail to find it, you may need to open Excel manually, and try again. If you don't have Excel on your machine, save the file to disk and open it with another spreadsheet editor.)

    The Center for Research Libraries possesses, and lends to member libraries, a very large stock of newspaper backfiles, foreign and domestic, black, ethnic, and general circulation. Most, but not all, are listed in the CRL's catalog. For a general description of the CRL's newspaper collections, see its Handbook.


    Policy Institutes and Research Centers

    Policy Institutes. A Google directory.

    Centers for Research and Policy Development. A list of organizations and think tanks from the John F. Kennedy School of Government Library at Harvard University.

    ELECTIONS

    CQ Voting and Elections Collection. With December 1, 2003, release, site will contain electoral statistics for Presidential, US House, and Gubernatorial elections, 1824+; Senate elections, 1908+; Presidential primary elections, 1912+; Senatorial primary elections, 1920+; House primary elections, 1968+; and Gubernatorial primary elections, 1919+. Data can be downloaded. In addition, site provides election analyses, case summaries, legislation, explanations, biographies, profiles, and more.

    Elections in Western Europe since 1820. CD-Based resource. Available at workstation, RR2. Provides constituency-level statistics.

    ELECTRONIC BOOKS

    Oxford Scholarship Online. Site currently provides full text of some 700 titles selected from Oxford University Press's catalog of books in the fields of economics and finance, philosophy, political science, and religion, including about 200 titles in various fields of political science, most of them recently published. Text can be searched by words, and downloaded or printed.

    Brookings Institution Press Full-Text Books Online
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    Provides online access to full-text version of growing list of titles in government and politics, general economics, international economics, international affairs, defense policy, education, and urban affairs. At this writing, approximately 190 titles are available.

    American Memory (Library of Congress). A large and growing collection of digitized manuscript, print, photographic, and mapping materials for United States history. Includes collections as varied as documents from the First Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention to books and pamphlets on women suffrage.

    Google Book Search (as of this writing in Beta). Searches contents of a very large and growing but entirely undefined collection of digitized books. For books out of copyright, and certain other texts, searchable full text is available. One may restrict one's search just to these "full view" texts, or also search texts of other books, only snippets of which will be presented online.

    Social Theory. Offers an extensive selection of word-searchable documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization. The current release features more than 122,000 pages of content by such major theorists as Theodor Adorno, Jean Baudrillard, Simone de Beauvoir, Howard Becker, Émile Durkheim, Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Robert Merton, Dorothy Smith, and Talcott Parsons.

    The Online Books Page (Pennsylvania). An online guide to more than 16,000 electronic books available on the web.

    For other titles, readers may search the web using a typical search engine, or consult the WWW-VL History Index Network to indentify sources of other texts.

    ARCHIVES, MANUSCRIPTS, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

    ArchivesUSA. Comprises a current directory of over 5,400 repositories and over 124,400 collections of primary source material across the United States. It includes the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC), comprising information gathered and indexed by the Library of Congress, covering more than 88,700 collections; and names and detailed subject indexing for over 52,000 collections whose finding aids have been published separately in the microfiche series, National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States (NIDS).

    ArchiveGrid. ArchiveGrid includes over one million collection records and tens of thousands of collection guides. Users may search entire file for names, keywords, subjects, etc., and also view detailed digitized finding guides, including scores of finding guides for University of Chicago manuscript collections.

    National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC). The NUCMC includes information on manuscript collections gathered and indexed by the Library of Congress, and provided with names and detailed subject indexing. From this site you may search the NUCMC via either OCLC or RLG through LC gateways that automatically limit your searches to archives and manuscripts. It is recommended that you search both databases, in that you are very likely to get different result sets. You may prefer to search these two large databases directly (WorldCat or RLG). [Choose "Advanced Search," and limit type to "Archival materials."]

    University of Chicago Library Special Collections Research Center
    . Includes descriptions of rare book and manuscript collections, and lists of online finding guides. Note in particular Politics, Public Policy, and Political Reform: Selected Modern Manuscript and Archival Collections. This guide refers to over eighty collections held by the Special Collections Research Center, including those related to Sophonisba P. Breckinridge, the Chicago Committee of Fifteen, Commission on Race and Housing, Charles E. Merriam, and others.

    Guide to the National Archives of the United States. Brief description of record groups held.

    National archives microfilm resources for research: a comprehensive catalog. Most filmed materials are available for loan.

    Conaway, Frank. Guide to microform sources for history and political science in the University of Chicago Library. Chicago, 2001. Includes over 800 annotated citations for source materials in microform, including materials from national and other archives, collections of personal papers and other manuscript collections, and collections of books, pamphlets, serials, newspapers, and official documents. Includes chapters on sources for United States, Latin America, Great Britain, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and Australia and Oceania; and chapters on sources for women's studies and African-American studies, and Judaica. Includes index of subjects, authors, and titles.

    Center for Research Libraries. The Center for Reseach Libraries holds, and lends to member libraries, very large stocks of specialized research materials, including archival materials in microform. The Center's Catalog includes records for archival materials, though records for US National Archives microfilms are not yet included in the catalog. The Center's Handbook describes specialized research materials in various fields, including the following: African Studies; Austria; Black Studies; Business; Canada; Censuses; China; Dissertations; Eastern Europe; France; Germany; Government Publications - Foreign; Government Publications - U.S.; Greece; Great Britain; Italy; Indians of North America; Japan; Korea; Labor; Latin American Studies; Law; Middle Eastern Studies; Netherlands; Newspapers; Railroads; Religion & Philosophy; Russia & Former Soviet Republics; Socialism & Communism ; South Asian Studies ; Spain & Portugal ; State Publications ; Turkey ; United Nations; United States -History; Urban Studies; and World War II & Aftermath.

    Digital National Security Archive. A collection of more than 35,000 important declassified U. S. government documents that provide the background for government decisions. Currently comprises fifteen collections: Afghanistan, Berlin Crisis 1958-1962, Cuban Missile Crisis, El Salvador, Iran-Contra Affair, Intelligence Community, Iran Revolution, Iraqgate, Military Uses of Space, Nicaragua, Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Philippines, Presidential Directives from Truman to Clinton, South Africa, and Soviet Estimate. Page images are digitized; documents are searchable by keywords, subject terms, titles, creator/recipient, date, cable number, and collection.

    American Memory (Library of Congress). A large and growing collection of digitized manuscript, print, photographic, and mapping materials for United States history. Includes collections as varied as documents from the First Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention to books and pamphlets on women suffrage.

    SELECTED INTERNET RESOURCES FOR PUBLIC POLICY

    Political Science Resources on the Web (University of Michigan Library) -- A frequently updated, superior guide to internet sources for political theory, U.S. politics, foreign politics, international relations, and area studies. Includes links to reference tools, publishers' catalogs, periodicals, dissertations, statistics, news, and to other internet guides to political science.

    WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources. Offers over 2000 annotated links in a wide range of international affairs topics. Categories include media sources, organizations, regions and countries, and topics.

    Government Resources on the Web (from University of Michigan Library) . An extensive guide to sites for federal, state, and foreign government information; also international agency sites. Includes links to sites providing access to texts of Congressional Record, Federal Register, GAO reports, Congressional bills, government publications, etc., directories of agencies and web sites in all branches of government. Includes links to sites maintained by foreign governments.

    Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy home page.