Subject Guide - Political Science


Selected Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

The cresent dictionary of American politics
HQBROWN Circ Desk JK9 .M2 1962

The dictionary of political analysis
HQBROWN Reference JA61 .P57 1982

Online Reference Resources

EBSCO eBook Collection [off-campus]
Electronic books (e-books) with an imprint earlier than 2005 on many academic subjects. This collection was formerly known as NetLibrary.

Oxford Scholarship Online
The complete texts of important scholarly books from Oxford University Press.

Indexes/Abstracts & Online Databases

International Political Science Abstracts [off-campus]
Index and abstracts of articles from political science journals.

Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI Web of Science) [off-campus]
Index, abstracts, and cited references for articles in the social sciences.

SIRS Researcher [off-campus]
General full text covering social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.

TOPICsearch [off-campus]
Full text covering social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

Academic Search Complete [off-campus]
Index, abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.

Selected Web Resources

American FactFinder
Provides information on economic and population census data. The site provides access data from the Decennial Censuses, the Economic Censuses, and the American Community Survey.

Gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. federal agencies. Use the A-Z topical index or access Fast Facts to retrieve the most popular tables and state rankings from the Statistical Abstract of the United States or stats from the White House Statistical Briefing Rooms.

FirstGov is an easy-to-search, free-access website designed to give you a centralized place to find information from local, state, and U.S. Government Agency websites.

FirstGov for Kids
Provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.

General Accountability Office (GAO) Reports
This database allows users to search GAO Reports from as far back as 1975. Reports are available to search by title, subject, keyword, and agency/organization. Full-text is provided when available. 

Government Information Locator Service (GILS)
Identifies public information resources within the federal government, describes the information available in these resources, and assists in obtaining the information. 

Government Web Resources
A list of government resources created by the Library of Congress. The page provides links to all branches of the federal government, state and local government, and a number of foreign countries as well.

GPO Access
Provides online access to the full text of the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, and countless other official publications of the U.S. Government. 

National Academy Press

Online access to more than 1000 full-text publications in science, technology and public policy. 

State of Ohio Government

The official web site of Ohio offers information for residents, businesses, government visitors, and employees. The site also serves as a directory to websites for Ohio executive branch agencies, the legislature, and the courts.

Hosted by the Library of Congress, this site provides legislative and other government resources.

Additional Web Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Comprehensive collection of statistics about U.S. crime, victims, criminals, courts, police, jails, and prisons .

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Provides labor and economic statistics

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Provides transportation data, such as, airline on-time data, fleight delays, and transportation surveys. 

Consumer Price Index
Provides monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services . 

Current Population Survey
A joint project between the Bureau of the Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics which provides information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population.

National Center for Education Statistics
Provides data related to education in the United States and other nations. 

Producer Price Index

Measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output.