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American Politics   Tags: congress, elections, political_parties, political_policy, politics  

Research resources for national politics in the U.S.
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The Butler University Libraries use the Library of Congress classification system. Most political science books are found in the J and K areas.

Butler University Political Science Department

Core Databases & E-Books

  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
    Provides citations and abstracts from over 8,000 journals, magazines, and newspapers covering the humanities, social sciences, business, education, and the natural and applied sciences, including more than 3,500 full-text, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Alternative Press Index (AltPressIndex)
  • Biography Resource Center (Gale)
  • CQ Researcher
    Offers in-depth coverage of political and social issues. Reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy appear routinely.
  • Credo Reference
    A digital reference library that places a world of factual information at your fingertips, offering access to over 1.7 million individual entries.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
    "... journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses, providing ... access to essential, often overlooked perspectives"
  • GenderWatch
    "... database of diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas ... dating back to 1970 in some cases"
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    Site includes full-text journals, reference sources, statistics and more on a wide variety of social issues
  • Project MUSE
    Provides full-text of many scholarly journals in the social sciences.
  • 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook
    In Credo Reference

General Websites


Print Indexes

Alternative Press Index (1987-2009)

Social Sciences Index (1974-2006)
ANNEX AI 3 .S611


General Print Resources

Almanac of American Politics (Latest 5 editions)
REF JK 1012 .A44

American Political Dictionary  JK9 .P55 2002

Encyclopedia of Interest Groups and Lobbyists in the United States
JK 1118 .N47 2000 (v.1-2)

The Gallup Poll (1935-2011)
REF HN 90 .P8 G35 (all before 2011 in Irwin ANNEX)

Public Interest  Group Profiles
REF JK 1118 .P78 2006

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