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Political Science Resources
Resources to assist students and faculty in Political Science courses.
Includes local, regional, national, and international newspapers, as well as non-English language news; business information about US and international companies; federal, state and international legal materials including case law, media transcripts, and more.
This research tool, developed in collaboration with New York University Libraries, provides a wealth of material and makes a profound argument for undercover reporting as an inextricable part of US national history and as an essential mode in the public-service mission of news.
A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, this site monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
Journalists and researchers from the St. Petersburg Times and CQ (Congressional Quarterly publishers) fact-check the accuracy of speeches, TV ads, interviews and other campaign communications, and post their findings to the PolitiFact website. The site offers a "Truthometer, "a scorecard separating fact from fiction," for analyzing political claims. The "Truthometer" can be browsed by candidate or attacker, by subject, by political party.
Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism annual report. Includes data on media usage, media ownership, and public opinions on the media. Includes digital media, newspapers, network, cable, local TV, magazines, audio, etc.
"A cross-platform, global network for news and entertainment that generates six billion views each month. BuzzFeed creates and distributes content for a global audience." Provides mobile apps and social media platforms.
"Aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions." Note: slow to load; slow to retrieve results
Citation-only database, freely available to search. Search by keyword, author, title, or UMI publication number. Users have the option to purchase dissertations in various format, including PDF download.
Renowned psychology database of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports. Focus on psychology and related disciplines. Coverage from 1800s-present. Published by the American Psychological Association (APA).