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Political Science (101): Reference Resources

A guide to selected resources for political science research.

Reference titles can help you understand concepts and terminology, provide foundational information on many research topics, and supply useful source citations, as well as statistical, historical, or biographical information.

Political Science - General or International

American Decades: U.S. politics and law information 1900-2009

Screenshot of table of contents showing decades to select

United States - Government or Politics

Congress in Context: historical profiles of Congressional sessions

The ProQuest Congressional database’s "Congress in Context" describes  “the setting, personnel and events which may have influenced the legislation created during a particular Congressional period."

Screenshot from Congress in Context for First through Fourth Congresses