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Political Science Research Guide

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Email:jonathan.cope@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-3840

Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Databases
Catalogs
Reference Sources
Internet Resources and Websites
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Government Resources
Videos


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Black Thought and Culture Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of over 1,200 books, essays, articles, pamphlets, and speeches related to African American history from colonial times to the present. Sources include published books as well as previously unpublished materials such as letters, correspondence, and interviews. In addition to searching by keyword, users can browse documents by multiple criteria such as author, title, date, subject, or historical event.


CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Find articles, conference proceedings, working papers, and policy briefs covering all aspects of global affairs and international relations. Also provides country data and teaching materials such as case studies and course packs of background readings.


Country Studies (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Descriptions and analyses of the social, economic, political, and military systems of countries throughout the world.


County and City Data Books (GEOSTAT) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online access to County and City Data Books from 1944 to 2000. Find population, income, health, and employment statistics for U.S. cities, counties, and states. Users can create customized data sets and printouts.


CQ Researcher Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text reports written by seasoned journalists about current social, political, and economic issues. Includes topics in health, education, international affairs, public policy, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each report includes a concise overview of an issue, historical background, opposing arguments, statistics and polls, and suggestions for further reading. Great place to begin research on current affairs issues.


eHRAF World Cultures Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text database offering information on different cultures and ethnic groups from around the world. Covers all aspects of cultural and social life such as beliefs, cultural practices, political structure, and settlement patterns. Each cultural profile consists of a "cultural summary" and a list of relevant full text sources. Users can search by keyword or browse by subject, region, or culture. Very useful for comparative studies of human behavior, society, and culture. User Guide.


Historical Statistics of the United States Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Electronic edition of the 5-volume Historical Statistics of the United States. Find historical statistics on topics such as population, income, employment, education, crime, and economics. Users can export data to spreadsheets or create custom tables.


Infoshare Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Find population, health, and socio-economic data for New York City neighborhoods. View the demographic profile of a specific area or create comparison charts for two or more areas.


Social Science Citation Index Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Social Science Citation Index provides citations to journal articles in the social sciences, including anthropology, education, history, library science, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and women's studies.


Women and Social Movements Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of articles, essays, books, bibliographies, and primary source materials documenting the history of women's reform activities in the U.S. from 1600 to 2000.


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Academic OneFile Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Multidisciplinary database providing full text articles from over 12,000 scholarly journals and reference sources in the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.


Books In Print Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Information and reviews for in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books, audio books, and videos. Includes access to Non-Fiction Connection and Fiction Connection, readers' advisory resources for locating book recommendations and identifying similar titles.


ebrary Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Access to over 70,000 full text ebooks spanning 16 key academic subject areas, including biology, business, computer science, education, engineering, history, medicine, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
In order to read offline, you can download one chapter to save permanently.
To borrow the entire ebook for a limited time first create an account.
Click here for downloading instructions from ebrary


Gale General One-File Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search over 12,000 general interest periodicals for news and magazine articles on a wide range of topics in current events, business, education, health care, social issues, and technology.


Gale Infotrac Newstand Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format. Click for Publication List.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


Salem History Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text history reference books from Salem Press. Provides general information about historical eras, events, and figures. Includes titles such as Milestone Documents, The Decades, Great Events from History, Great Lives from History and Musicians and Composers.


Search databases and indexes to find citations and/or full text for online articles, books, images, or statistics.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Large multidisciplinary database providing abstracts and select full text of scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of subject disciplines, including art, literature, education, history, sociology, science, and engineering. Because of its broad subject and full text coverage, Academic Search Complete is a good starting point for research on virtually any topic. Click here for a search tutorial.


Access World News Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to approximately 3,000 global news sources, including newspapers, broadcast transcripts, newswires, news blogs, Web-only content and video. This database is especially strong in local and international news, including over 50 New York news sources and over 1,300 overseas sources. Coverage varies by title. [CSI]


America: History and Life Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and abstracts of journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Includes major titles such as Journal of American History, American Historical Review, and American Quarterly. (For world history see Historical Abstracts). [CSI]


Book Review Digest Plus Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and select full text of fiction and non-fiction book reviews published since 1983. Encompasses more than one million reviews covering over 550,000 books.


Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities provides citations to papers and proceedings of social science and humanities conferences from 1990 to present.


Directory of Open Access Journals (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text articles from free, open access scholarly journals covering a wide variety of subjects and languages. Search for articles by keyword or browse through journals by subject.


EconLit Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and abstracts of literature in economics. Includes coverage of major journals as well as books, book reviews, conference papers, dissertations, and working papers.


Ethnic Newswatch Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press. Covers of a wide spectrum of ethnic viewpoints, including African-American, Jewish, Latino, Native-American, and Asian-American publications.


Gale Infotrac Newstand Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format. Click for Publication List.


Google Scholar Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search engine for scholarly literature on the web. Searches across disciplines for journal articles, theses, books, conference papers, and technical reports from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Some articles may be available for free on the web. Others are only available through the library's subscription databases. To locate full text for those articles, click on the link "Find Full Text at CSI" (only available when using a campus computer or accessing Google Scholar thru the campus proxy).


In the First Person Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Index to letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies of over 18,000 individuals found in archival repositories and other scholarly collections. Provides citations and in some cases links to full text, audio, and video files that are freely available on the web (access to some texts requires a subscription).


JSTOR Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to complete back runs of scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage for most journals does not include the last 3-5 years. Users can search across the entire database or limit their search to journals in specific subject disciplines. Click here for a search tutorial.


LexisNexis Academic Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to a wide range of news, business, and legal information. News resources include major U.S. and world newspapers and magazines, TV and radio transcripts, newswires, and blogs. Business resources include industry and market news, company profiles and SEC filings, and country profiles and business conditions. Legal resources include law reviews and journals, U.S. case law, codes and statutes.


National Newspaper Index Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Index of five major newspapers: New York Times (from 1980), Wall Street Journal (from 1980), Christian Science Monitor (from 1980), Los Angeles Times (from 1982) and Washington Post (from 1980). Also includes index for New York Times Magazine (from 1977) and New York Times Book Review (from 1980).


New York State Newspapers Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of select New York state newspapers, including the New York Post (from 2000), New York Observer (from 1999), Albany Times (from 1986), and Buffalo News (from 1996). Coverage dates vary by publication.


New York Times Historical (Proquest) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2007. Recent issues available thru Lexis-Nexis. Additional holdings.


New York Times Online Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The website offers free access only to subscribers. For complete full text options, see New York Times Historical (1851-2005) or Lexis-Nexis (1980-present). Additional holdings.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides access to full text literature about current controversial issues such as abortion, capital punishment, climate change, cloning, gun control, immigration, and more. Available material on each topic includes viewpoint essays, topic overviews, newspaper and magazine articles, statistics, and links to related web sites.


Oxford Reference Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of online reference books in all fields of study including dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and subject reference works. Search by keyword or browse titles by subject.


Project MUSE Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text articles from scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences primarily covering the fields of literature, history, cultural studies, political science, religion, and the arts. (Books are not available yet)


Readers' Guide Full Text Mega Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts and select full text from popular magazines and general interest periodicals from 1983 to present. Great source of material on U.S. popular culture, including art, fashion, music, film, leisure, and sports. Includes titles such as Better Homes & Gardens, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Sports Illustrated, and Vanity Fair. For literature published before 1983, see Readers' Guide Retrospective.


Readers' Guide Retrospective Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Index of popular magazines and general interest periodicals from 1890 to 1982. Great source of material on U.S. cultural history, including art, fashion, music, film, leisure, and sports. Includes titles such as Atlantic Monthly, Colliers, Harper's, Ladies' Home Journal, and Look. For literature published after 1982, see Readers' Guide Full Text.


Social Sciences Full Text Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Enjoy fast access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the U.S. and elsewhere with full text and page images from scores of key publications, plus abstracting and indexing of hundreds of others. An in-demand resource for a wide variety of users from students to social workers, Social Sciences Full Text covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official U.S. economic data from the Department of Labor related to topics such as employment, wages, prices, and inflation.


U.S. Census Bureau Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau covering births, deaths, education, employment, income, housing, and much more.


U.S. Congressional Directory Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official directory of the U.S. Congress containing biographical and contact information for each member of the Senate and House from 1997 - present. Also lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies, governors of states and territories, foreign diplomats, and members of the press, radio, and television galleries.


U.S. Government Catalog of Publications Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search for citations to current and historical government publications. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, or general key word.


U.S. Government Manual Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official handbook of the Federal Government containing comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Also includes information on quasi-official agencies, boards, commissions, and committees.


U.S. House of Representatives Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Biographical and contact information for members of the House of Representatives. Also includes information about House committees, commissions, and task forces.


U.S. Senate Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides information about members of the U.S. Senate as well resources about congressional legislation, records, and committees.


Wall Street Journal [Proquest] Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international business, finance, and economic news. Full text is available for all issues published since 1984. Issues from 1889 to 2007 are available on microfilm.


Search online catalogs to find books, journals, videos, and other materials in library collections.

CUNY+ Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search CUNY+, the university's online catalog, to find books and other resources located in the CSI library and other CUNY libraries. Search tutorial.


WorldCat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Union catalog containing records of library holdings all over the world. Use WorldCat to locate books, journals, audio and video recordings, and archival materials held by other libraries. If an item you want is not available at CUNY simply click "Find It" to request an interlibrary loan.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

CQ Press Political Reference Suite Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text reference books on American politics including Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, and Guide to Political Campaigns in America.


Encyclopedia Americana Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Encyclopedia Americana is a general encyclopedia first published in 1929. This encyclopedia is designed to introduce specialized knowledge in a variety of academic disciplines to a general audience. This encyclopedia is ideal for the undergraduate student who encounters an unfamiliar academic concept or term. 30 vols.
Location: 1st Fl Reference - AE5 .E333 2004


Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Encyclopedia that chronicles the history of a wide variety of global social movements.
Location: 1st Fl Reference - HM671 .E53 2007


Encyclopedia of Globalization Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This encyclopedia covers the cultural, economic, environmental, political, religious, social, and technological aspects of globalization in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Location: 1st Fl Reference - JZ1318 .E63 2007


Encyclopedia of International Relations and Global Politics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This encyclopedia introduces students to the central theories, debates and international organizations in the field of post-Cold War international relations.
Location: 1st Fl Reference - JZ1160 .E53 2005


Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and the Right Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Encyclopedia of world politics that focuses on the ideologies of both the left and the right.
Location: 1st Fl Reference - JA61 .E54 2005


Encyclopedia of Social Theory Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This encyclopedia is an ideal resource for the student in political and social sciences who has encountered an unfamiliar technical or theoretical terms in their research.
Location: 1st Fl Reference - HM425 .E46 2006


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


Guide to Political Campaigns in America Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This guide contains a great deal of information about American political campaigns and campaign activities.
Location: 1st Fl Reference: JK2265 .G84 2005


Historical Statistics of the United States : Earliest Times to the Present Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Extensive statistical information from all periods of American history.
Location: 1st Fl Reference: HA202 .H57 2006


Resources freely available on the Internet.

American Political Science Association Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website of the leading professional organization for those who study political science in North America.


Council on Foreign Relations Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website of the important think tank. The site contains documents, multimedia, daily press reviews, and online debates.


Human Rights Watch Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website of Human Rights Watch Organization. Includes information and analysis of many different countries.


Making of America (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. MoA is a collaborative effort of Cornell University and the University of Michigan.


Public Agenda Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website of the nonpartisan Public Agenda organization. The groups strives to make "American leaders better understand the public's point of view" and help "citizens know more about critical policy issues so that they can make thoughtful, informed decisions."


Ultimate Political Science Links Page Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This website is a collection of links to political science information on the web.


World Bank Data Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Sort on many options such as economic policy, health, environment and education. Includes research reports, prospects, data, documents and tools


World Top Incomes Database Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
There has been a marked revival of interest in the study of the distribution of top incomes using tax data. Beginning with the research by Thomas Piketty (2001, 2003) of the long-run distribution of top incomes in France, a succession of studies has constructed top income share time series over the long-run for more than twenty countries to date. These projects have generated a large volume of data, which are intended as a research resource for further analysis. The world top incomes database aims to providing convenient on line access to all the existent series.


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Gale Infotrac Newstand Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format. Click for Publication List.


Political Science Journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
All political science journals available in print or online via the CSI Library. Click on a subject heading to see all of the journals associated with that subject.


Information resources provided by federal, state, or city governments.

Supreme Court Decisions from Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text US Supreme Court decisions.


Supreme Court of the United States Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This website maintained by the Supreme Court of the United States, contains information about the Court, justices, and recent decisions.


THOMAS: Congressional Information Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Database of federal legislative information including bills, Congressional proceedings, Congressional reports, legislative histories, and public laws.


U.S. Census Bureau Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau covering births, deaths, education, employment, income, housing, and much more.


U.S. Congressional Directory Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official directory of the U.S. Congress containing biographical and contact information for each member of the Senate and House from 1997 - present. Also lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies, governors of states and territories, foreign diplomats, and members of the press, radio, and television galleries.


U.S. Department of State Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The State Department's portal of information on U.S. foreign policy and information about the State Department.


U.S. Federal Statistics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Portal to U.S. Federal Statistics


U.S. Government Catalog of Publications Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search for citations to current and historical government publications. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, or general key word.


U.S. Government Manual Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official handbook of the Federal Government containing comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Also includes information on quasi-official agencies, boards, commissions, and committees.


U.S. Government's Official Web Portal: FirstGov Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
FirstGov offers links to all US government sites of interest, including the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches, information on benefits, grants, defense, education and more.


U.S. House of Representatives Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Biographical and contact information for members of the House of Representatives. Also includes information about House committees, commissions, and task forces.


U.S. Senate Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides information about members of the U.S. Senate as well resources about congressional legislation, records, and committees.


U.S. Statistical Abstract Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Statistical Abstract of the United States contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included. The Abstract is also a Guide to Sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations.


United Nations Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Portal to information about the United Nations and international issues. Includes UN reports, resolutions, meeting records, and press releases.


USAspending.gov Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This government resource tracks government spending and is the product of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act). This resource provides the following information about federal spending: 1. The name of the entity receiving the award; 2. The amount of the award; 3. Information on the award including transaction type, funding agency, etc; 4. The location of the entity receiving the award; 5. A unique identifier of the entity receiving the award.


WhiteHouse.gov Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website maintained by the White House. It contains information about the executive branch.


World Factbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, and military. Print edition available at the Reference Desk [Call Number: G122.U56a 2001].


Selected titles from the Library Media collections.

Control Room Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A chronicle providing a rare window into international perception of the Iraq War, courtesy of Al Jazeera, the Arab World's most popular news outlet.


Ghosts of Rwanda Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers, and survivors, this documentary examines the state-sponsored genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Explores the reasons why the international community and the United States did not intervene as Hutu extremists killed some 800,000 Tutsis. Frontline co-production with BBC and Silverbridge Productions Limited.


Key Constitutional Concepts Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
"Created by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands in partnership with the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Video includes "Creating a constitution: One man changes the constitution, Gideon v. Wainwright--Checks and balances, Youngstown v. Sawyer."


Mikhail Gorbachev: A Man Who Changed the World Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Profiles the former Soviet leader, covering his early life and career, his rise in the Party, and major events during his tenure of president.


Promises Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Follows the journey of a filmmaker who travels in and around Jerusalem, from a Palestinian refugee camp to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, where he meets seven Palestinian and Israeli children who exist in separate worlds, divided by physical, historical, and emotional boundaries although they live only 20 minutes apart. Explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes of these children and tells the story of a few children who dared to cross the lines to meet their neighbors.
1 videodisc (102 min.)
1L-201 1592 DS


Staten Island and Secession Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Episode of Cable in the Classroom discussing Staten Island secession from New York City.


Straniere vs. Silver Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Recording of the case Straniere against Silver (Robert Straniere against Sheldon SIlver) in the New York Court of Appeals on November 16 1996. The case delt with secession of Staten Island from the City of New York, specifically with the isse of "home rule."


The Spectacular Life of Giulio Andreotti Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Seven-time Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti's long career was dogged by persistent accusations of conspiracy, Mafia connections and state-sponsored terror. This compelling film explores the shocking political machinations and shady criminal underworld surrounding this fascinating and controversial figure.


Women of the House: A History of Women in the New York State Legislature Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Chronological history of women in the New York State Senate and Assembly. Copy of a videotape made by Communications and Information Services of New York State Assembly in 1996.


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