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Journal Articles

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

America: History and Life Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
An electronic repository of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines, Jstor includes the full text of journals starting from the origin of their publication, but often does not have the most recent 2-5 years.

Military and Government Collection Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full text of news publications pertaining to all branches of the US government.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
DOAJ is a database of open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Magazines & Newspapers

Newspaper Source Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. Covers 1985-present.

Nexis Uni (was LexisNexis Academic) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis--including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790--and offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

Publications in the Field

Find a Publication Unrestricted Resource
Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.

Reference Materials

American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Weaving the fabric of American history, American Masculinities illustrates how American political leaders have often used the rhetoric of manliness to underscore the presumed moral righteousness and ostensibly protective purposes of their policies. Seeing U.S. history in terms of gender archetypes, readers will gain a richer and deeper understanding of America’s democratic political system, domestic and foreign policies, and capitalist economic system, as well as the "private" sphere of the home and domestic life.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
CRS reports are regularly produced to anticipate and respond to issues of interest to Congress. They provide timely, objective, and authoritative research and analysis on a wide range of policy topics covering subjects including foreign affairs, defense & intelligence, health care, energy & natural resources, commerce & the economy, social welfare & housing, and justice & law enforcement.

Encyclopedia of American Studies Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Covers the history, philosophy, arts, and cultures of the United States in relation to the world, from pre-colonial days to the present, from various perspectives and the global American Studies movement.

Topics covered include: American Studies Concepts, Figures and Practices -- Arts and Literature -- Economics, Business, and Labor -- Education, Libraries, and Museums -- Ethnicity, Race, and Religious Cultures -- Gender and Family -- National Identity -- Nature and the Environment -- Periods and Eras -- Philosophy -- Political Science and Law -- Popular Culture -- Science, Technology, and Medicine -- Social Movements and Social Reform.

Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion On campus use only
This two-volume encyclopedia covers the intersection of politics and religion.  Entries include bibliographies for further reading.
Call Number: BL65 .P7 E53 2007

Country Information

Global Road Warrior Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Global Road Warrior provides detailed cultural, social, political, and business information and statistics for 175 countries.

Statistics

American FactFinder Unrestricted Resource
Interactive, searchable database that is used to find population, housing, industry and business statistics from the U.S. Census. Data collected in Census 2000, the 1990 Census of Population and Housing, the American Community Survey and the 1997 Economic Census. American Factfinder allows the user to compile census data into tables, maps and downloadable files, which can be viewed or printed.

Historical Statistics of the United States Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Historical Statistics of the United States presents the numerical history of the United States including:  population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, governance, and international relations, all from the earliest times to the present.

Bills & Legislation

Congress.gov Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. The Congress.gov website (formerly known as THOMAS) includes Bills and Resolutions, Activity in Congress, the Congressional Record, Committee Information, Treaties, and other Government Resources. Full text of bills is available back to the 101st Congress (1989).

GovTrack Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
GovTrack helps ordinary citizens find and track bills in the U.S. Congress and understand their representatives’ legislative record. Summaries for current bills are often available, along with links to related legislation, if applicable.

Illinois General Assembly Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Provides access to Bills & Resolutions, Public Acts, Compiled Statutes, and the state Constitution in addition to information about the members, committees, etc., of the state House and Senate.

Ebooks

Project Gutenberg: Politics Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Provides free full-text of political documents including constitutions, manifestos, and works by historical thinkers like Locke, Hobbes, and Machiavelli.

Websites

Vote Smart Unrestricted Resource
A national, non-partisan, non-profit organization that provides voters with factual information on candidates and elected officials. Features congressional voting records. Includes information on the federal government, state governments, political campaigns, elections, candidates, and the issues. Provides access to organizations related to politics and directories of political information. Links to educational, reference, and political resources.