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Some subject headings used for this discipline are listed below. For additional headings, refer to the Library of Congress Subject Headings volumes located behind the Reference Desk.

  • Constitutional law--United States
  • Europe, Eastern--Politics and government
  • International economic relations
  • Political parties--United States--History
  • Presidents--United States--History

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The Brookings Institution An independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis, and public education with an emphasis on economics, foreign policy, governance, and metropolitan policy.
Congress federal legislative information free to public
The Council on Foreign Relations Website is organized by region, by issue, and by publication type, and all cross-indexed. There are links to primary documents - treaties, UN resolutions, speeches, communiques, etc. - links to background material - probing interviews with experts; brief "explainers" reported and written by the editorial staff of CFR.org that delve deeply into an issue; and reports from the Council on Foreign Relations, other institutions, and government agencies - and links to news coverage from media sources around the world.
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EISIL: Electronic Information System for International Law Managed by the American Society of International Law. It contains a large scope of information through web sites and web documents related to international law.
ElectionGuide Maintained by the International Foundation of Election Systems and provides comprehensive and accurate election information including voting and demographic data.
Europa: Gateway to the European Union Gateway to the European Union.
Gallup Poll Gallup has studied human nature and behavior for more than 70 years. Gallup's reputation for delivering relevant, timely, and visionary research on what people around the world think and feel is the cornerstone of the organization.
Gerald F. Ford Presidential Digital Library Access more than 25 million pages of historical documents, 450,000 photographs, and thousands of audiovisuals related to Ford's presidency, Foreign Affairs, National Security, Domestic Affairs and Politics.
Government Web Resources A Library of Congress Internet site maintained by the Serial and Government Publications Division of the Library of Congress and has links to U.S. and foreign government information.
Famous Trials Created by Professor Doug Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Under the section, Global Issues, can be found subsections on Biodiversity, Climate Change, Water Scarcity, and the World Food Situation.
Foreign Affairs Online Specifically designed to assist students and other individuals interested in International Relations, International Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy.
Freedom House A non-profit, nonpartisan organization, through a vast array of international programs and publications, Freedom House is working to advance the remarkable worldwide expansion of political and economic freedom.
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) maintains and provides a database of laws, regulations, and other complementary legal sources. The documents included in the database are contributed by the governments of the member nations from the original official texts which are deposited, by agreement of the members, in a server initially at the Library of Congress of the United States of America.
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Institute of Global Communications Provides access to five networks: PeaceNet, EcoNet, AntiRacismNet, and WomensNet.
ISN Based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), featuring an international perspective with gray literature of all types, daily briefings, a monthly summary, primary source material, books, and many journals - over 15,000 items primarily in English in the Publishing House section alone - from institutes, universities, and agencies around the world, as well as case studies and hundreds of e-learning courses, all in full-text, and abstracted, archived, and indexed.
International Crisis Group This group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, with over 110 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Review their resources, databases, and media releases for current information.
International Crisis Group - List of others  
Issues Today: Free articles from Salem Press May 2011: Osama bin Laden and the War on Terror; March 2011: Nuclear Power
Justia Justia's mission is "to make legal information and resources free and easy to find".
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum The Digital Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress contains information about the committee, its members and issues addressed.
Law Library Resource Exchange Is a Webzine with a special focus on research, management and technology topics for legal professionals. It is updated on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Library of Congress' Country Studies

A continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army.
Nationalissues.com A non-partisan issue-oriented research web site providing information on the major issues facing the nation today.
The New Deal Network find materials and teaching resources related to The New Deal, which took place from 1933-1941.
Political Science Resources Maintained by Richard Kimber.
PolicyArchive A digital library of public policy research, which contains over 13,500 documents and features a cornucopia of information, including reports, charts, videos and white papers. Search by title, author, funder, publisher and abstract. Advanced search allows search of indexes and limit by publication type. Browse by topic, author, funder and publisher.
PollingReport.com An online public opinion site that publishes the results of current polls conducted by US public survey organizations such as NPR, Fox News, Harris and Gallup.
The Presidential Timeline The presidential timeline of the Twentieth Century consists of documents, graphics, and audio files from the presidency of Herbert Hoover through that of Bill Clinton.
RAND The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.
RealClearPolitics "Culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day."
Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive Includes 2,500 hours and more of secret White House recordings, hundreds of presidential oral history interviews, audio and video recordings, and other documents from the executive branch.
Southern Poverty Law Center The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, the Center is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.
State and Local Governments A Library of Congress Internet Resource Page.
Statistical Abstract of the United States The standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States, designed to serve as a guide to other statistical publications and sources. The latter function is served by the introductory text to each section, the source note appearing below each table, and Appendix I, which comprises the Guide to Sources of Statistics, the Guide to State Statistical Abstracts, and the Guide to Foreign Statistical Abstracts. Now searchable with a Google-powered search box. Excel spreadsheets allow site users to manipulate data.
The Supreme Court of the United States Here you can find information about the court, as well as Opinions, or cases with their rulings. Bound volumes are provided: 502-547, 1991-1996, and more recent opinions are listed individually. You can also find a list of earlier rulings beginning in 1791. See LexisNexis for additional access to Supreme Court rulings, as well as the Library's print and microfiche collections.
THOMAS United States legislative information, both current and archived.
United Nations' Official Documents  
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Contains links to conversations with noted scholars, as well as other related information through Dialogue, the Center's weekly radio program.
Foreign Countries & Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)  
The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project Reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for 212 countries and territories over the period 1996-2007, for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, Control of Corruption. It is a project of the World Bank. 

World Wide Web Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources.

This section of the WWW Virtual Library presents over 1,100 annotated links in a range of international affairs topics. It is maintained by Wayne A. Selcher, Professor of International Studies, Department of Political Science, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA

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