Recommended Websites--Political Science

Political Science

Academic Web Links - Useful for Library Research

  • CSLA Department of Political Science
  • American Attitudes Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) surveys Americans on their attitudes toward global affairs. A broad range of topics is surveyed, including polls on terrorism and the Iraq war. PIPA is a shared project of the Center on Policy Attitudes (COPA) and the Center for International Security Studies (CISSM).

  • Congress.Org This site includes many outstanding sections detailing information about Congress. There are membership directories for both houses of Congress, including personal information, committee assignments, background information, photos, email addresses, and more. There are utilities to help you easily find your representatives by ZIP Code, alphabetically, state or name search. There is a section which explains the basics of communicating with Members and Hill staffers, as well as the basics of the legislative process.
  • is the official government Internet gateway to federal- and state-level information and online services.
  • Google Search: Unclesam is a specialized version of the popular Google web search engine. It searches only governmental (.gov) and military (.mil) web sites.

  • is a free resource for finding current information on state and local government.

  • Inter-Source The Centre for Intercultural Learning (Inter-Source) is a division of Canada's Foreign Affairs Service. This site is hosted in English/French and features information-rich Internet sources for North America by topics including history, geography, culture, politics, economy, and media.
  • NationMaster is a comprehensive central source for authoritative statistics on any country. Searchable by Statistics or Countries A-Z.
  • Project Vote Smart provides access to current political information on elections, federal and state governments, the issues, and politics. Includes references, plus thousands of
    links to the most important sites on the Internet.
  • Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources is a very well organized gateway to most significant WWW resources relevant to political science. This is a great place to start.
  • Social Science Research & Instructional Council (SSRIC) The SSRIC acquires and processes social science data from a wide variety of sources including ICPSR, the Roper Center, and the Field Institute in California.

  • This news portal provides current analysis of different aspects of state government, and is searchable by state or issue. Developed by journalists for the PEW Charitable Trusts.