Cardinal Cushing Library
POLSC3201 - Silver

Selected Databases

Restricted Resource = Emmanuel Faculty, Staff & Students only

Article Databases
Major Newspapers via ProQuest US Newsstream Restricted Resource
Newspapers by State
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Restricted Resource  - From the "Search by Subject or Topic" menu, select "All News."  Then, from the "Advanced Options" menu under the search bar, select your state from the list provided. (filter does not work perfectly)
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Search for Books
Selected books (print and electronic)
  • Guide to Congress. CQ Press, 2008. REFERENCE JK1021 .C565 2008
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States. Bernan Press, 2015. REFERENCE HA202
  • United States Government Manual. Office of the Federal Register et al., 2014. REFERENCE JK421 .A3. (also available at

Search individual E-Books Collections
Government Resources
Institutional and Party Links
Statistical Resources
    "The purpose of is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government." Click the Data tab to conduct a keyword search of datasets. Narrow your search or browse by filters on the left.
  • - Statistics
    A gateway to the demographic, economic, educational, and other data collected by the U.S. government.  Generally arranged by collecting agency.
  • - States and Territories
    Provides links to key state government offices and agencies.
  • US Census - State and County Quickfacts
    Search by state for key demographic and economic data.
Other Web Resources
Non-governmental organizations and research centers
  • Center for Responsive Politics (
    An action-oriented research organization that provides data and written analysis on the effect of interest groups on elections and policy.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
    An officially bipartisan non-governmental organization "providing states support, ideas, connections and a strong voice on Capitol Hill."
  • American Conservative Union
    "Seeks to communicate and advance the goals and principles of conservatism through one multi-issue, umbrella organization."
  • Americans for Democratic Action
    "The nation's oldest independent liberal political organization, dedicated to individual liberty and building economic and social justice at home and abroad."
  • Stateline
    "Focuses on four topics that are key to state policy: fiscal and economic issues, health care, demographics, and the business of government." An initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
    A website focused on U.S. government transparency whose goal is to help "ordinary citizens find and track bills in the U.S. Congress and understand their representatives’ legislative record."

Other sources of political commentary and analysis
  • Five Thirty Eight: Politics
    Source of commentary and analysis based on polling and other political data.
  • Politico
    "Political news about campaigns, Congress, lobbyists and issues."
  • RealClearPolitics
    "News, political opinion and commentary, and the political issues of the day."
  • Sabato's Crystal Ball
    "Features detailed and frequently updated analysis for elections across the country. The Crystal Ball keeps tabs on presidential elections, along with every Senate and gubernatorial race, as well as the tightest campaigns for the House."  Maintained by the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.
  • Monkey Cage
    A political blog and newsletter via the Washington Post. (Additional access is available through the databases listed on the home tab.)

Last updated: Jun 28th 2017