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Election Resources

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

Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Internet Resources and Websites
Government Resources


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

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.


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.


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.


Resources freely available on the Internet.

Fact Check.org Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Nonpartisan, nonprofit project of the Annenberg Foundation of the University of Pennsylvania. They "monitor 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. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding."


FiveThirtyEight Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Now on the New York Time's website, statistician Nate Silver continues FiveThirtyEight's rigorous examination of political polling data and projections. "The blog is devoted to rigorous analysis of politics, polling, public affairs, sports, science and culture, largely through statistical means. In addition, FiveThirtyEight provides forecasts of upcoming presidential, Congressional, and gubernatorial elections through the use of its proprietary prediction models."


Notable American political blogs and bloggers - Wikipedia list Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A list of political blogs on the Wikipedia page about political blogs. A good starting point for the wild, crazy world of political blogs.


Open Congress Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Resource maintained by the Participatory Politics Foundation. A public resource website to track and understand the U.S. Congress.Includes information on bills, votes and a section called "the money trial."


PolitiFact Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
PolitiFact is a project of the St. Petersburg Times designed to help find the truth in American politics. Reporters and editors from the Times fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups and rate them on a "Truth-O-Meter."


Real Clear Politics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Political news, opinion, and polling data aggregator.


Washington Post's Campaign 2010 Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Interactive map with information about 2010 senate, house, and governor races. Available on the Washington Post's website.


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

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.


Federal Election Commission Home Page Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Federal Election Commission's home page contains information about campaign financing. This website is a great place to see who is providing a candidate with finanical contributions.


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 - Fast Facts for Congress Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Find detailed demographic information about Congressional districts on the U.S. Census Bureau's website. Search by state, district, address, or area code.


Last Modified: Sep 16 2010 11:36AM