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Background Info & Books: Background information can be found in reference material and books provide detailed information about specific topics.
Article Database: Use key political science databases to find new and old journal articles.
Legislation: Information about Colorado and federal laws.
Public Opinion: Resources about polls discerning public opinions.
Special Topics: Associations, organizations, and foundations fund many research projects and often publish results on their websites.
Statistics & Data: Many statistics are available in government publications and can provide supportive research.
Citations: Learn to organize your citations for easier access and properly cite in APA format.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts This link opens in a new window
Provides abstracts and indexing of the international literature of political science and international relations, along with complementary fields, including international law and public administration/policy. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 750 core serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and working papers.
PAIS Index This link opens in a new window
Index to public policy, social policy, and social science documents from journals, books, government publications and other resources.
CQ Researcher Online This link opens in a new window
Provides in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. A wide range of topics are covered, from social and political issues to environment, health, education, crime, climate change, public policy, and science and technology.
Congressional Publications This link opens in a new window
Comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information, including laws, proposed bills and statutes, hearings, legislative histories, congressional committee information, campaign contributions and PAC activities, the "Congressional Record", the historical "Congressional Index", and the "Serial Set", as well as articles from the "National Journal". Right-hand column has tips on how to use the Congressional interface.Note: Email yourself a copy of the article instead of a link.
Urban Documents Microfiche Collection
1972 - 1999/2000 REF INDEX HT 101.U72 This multi-volume set is an index to local government publications issued by almost 300 of the largest North American cities and counties. All Colorado documents, which include Aurora, Colorado Springs, Denver, Lakewood, and Pueblo, are full-text on the Microfiche Collection.
National Municipal League Records : Collection : 1890-1991
The collection includes the records and research files of the National Municipal League (now called the National Civic League) from the early 1900s through the present. Extensive subject files and geographic files document activities of the League through its involvement in municipal policy, state constitutional revision, and reapportionment. Included are all publications of the League, including its renowned series of model statements for charters and constitutions. Located on the second floor of Auraria Library.