Links

WOMEN'S RESOURCES METASITES INTERNATIONAL
AGENCIES DOCUMENTS NEWS MEDIA
INSTITUTES COURTS CONGRESS/WHITE HSE
ELECTIONS/VOTING CAMPAIGN FINANCE SURVEYS/POLLING
GENERAL POLITICS PHILOSOPHY/THEORY LIBRARY RESOURCES


WOMEN'S RESOURCES
ALAI - Agencia Latinoamericana de Información
English, Français and Español documents on Gender and Communication. ALSI was actively involved in the 4th World Conference on Women

Andrea Dworkin Web Site
A web site devoted to Andrea Dworkin, a tireless advocate of women's rights and a woman devoted to ending the subjugation of women through pornography.

Atlanta Reproductive Health Centre
A huge amount of information in the area of women's health from a standard medical point of view

AWARE - Arming Women Against Rape and Endangerment
If you have questions about self-protection, we have answers, a non-profit group dedicated to your safety.

Battered Women's Support Services
Providing education, advocacy, and support services to assist battered women, to work toward the elimination of abuse, all from a feminist perspective

Bay Area Model Mugging / Impact Self Defense Course
Teaching padded assailant self defense courses in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1985

Blue Stockings
An "unabashedly feminist" magazine

Bridges for Women Society
Providing employability training for women with a history of abuse, and to educate funders and others about the need for such programs.

Body-Mind QueenDom
 Serious entertainment regarding women and their bodies

CAM - Computerized AIDS Ministries
There is more to living with AIDS than AIDS.

CARAL - California Reproductive Rights Action League North
A non-profit political organization dedicated to using the political process to guarantee the full range of reproductive services to ALL women

Canadian Women's Health Network
An informal network of organizations involved in various information-sharing and advocacy efforts relating to women's health. Includes a bi-monthly newsletter in English and French, and a large listing of Women's Health Resources On-Line.

Canadian Women's Internet Association
Founded to give all women both a voice and a place of their own on the Internet.

Centre for Women's Studies in Education
Located in Toronto, Ontario, the centre's aims are to promote, conduct and disseminate research in women's studies

Center for American Woman and Politics
The Rutgers home for reference information on women in office, the gender gap, and much, much more.

Center for Women's Global Leadership
International leadership on human rights and women's issues

Circle Against Sex Trafficing
An international conference on the dynamics of sexual coercion, sponsored by the Global Fund for Women

Committee on the Status of Women in Research
Taking positive action to increase the number of women participating in computer science and engineering (CS&E) research and education at all levels.

The Electra Pages
A Comprehensive guide to women's organizations.

Emily's List
A Political network for pro-choice democratic women

Every Woman's Fantasy
A somewhat commercial online women's magazine with lots of interesting articles and features

European Decisionmaking - European Commission
Site on women in European politics and gender gaps in the electorate

Feminist Bookstores
As the name suggests, a comprehensive listing of feminist bookstores world-wide.

Feminist Majority Online
Founded in 1987, the Feminist Majority has become one of America's leading women's rights organizations.

Feminist.Com
A wide variety of information, resources, issues, and links for women and activists.

Feminist Internet Gateway
A wide range of links

Feminists for Animal Rights
A national educational organization dedicated to ending all forms of abuse against women and animals.

Gendergap.Com
The status of women in many arenas.

GEM Home Page
The Give Early Money (G.E.M.) List PAC was founded in 1993 to develop a fundraising network to support pro-choice

Gender, Science and Development Programme
An international policy research network of scientists and technologists who work together on issues of importance to women in international science and technology.

Global Community of Women Homepage
Dedicated to the empowerment of women through direct action on a global level.

Global Fund for Women
This organization is a major source of funding for a large number of women's organizations. Their page has information on the organization itself, who it funds, and how to apply for funding.

Her Own Words
A company which has been producing videos and resource guides on women's history, literature, and art since 1986

Hot Gos Magazine
A womyn's magazine published in Perth Western Australia and it aims provides an alternative voice for women everywhere

Institute for Women's Policy Research
An independent think tank working on issues from equal pay to social security.

Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
IDEA's international site on women and politics worldwide. Excellent reference source of data on women and parliament and much more. Recommended.

International Parliamentary Union
Another great site on women and parliaments worldwide.

ISIS
A page which features the art and culture of women of African descent

La Republica de las Mujeres
Es una publicación semanal de doce páginas tabloide, dedicada al análisis, difusión y promoción de la condición de la mujer.

Lesbian.org
Dedicated to promoting lesbian visibility on the internet. Lots of links of interest to lesbians, they offer free Web space for lesbian organizations.

Mazer Lesbian Collection
Dedicated exclusively to preserving lesbian history and to guaranteeing that those who come after us will not have to believe that they "walk alone".

METRAC Home Page
The Metro Action Committee on Public Violence Against Women and Children. Based in Toronto, Canada.

Military Woman
a useful site for women in the military, women contemplating military service, and women veterans.

MSnet - MS. Magazine
The web site of the magazine by Gloria Steinem, et als.

Mass Choice
Trying to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices

Mirror Images
The gallery's focus is to promote womyn artists and feminine culture

Moondance
A quarterly journal Celebrating Creative Women: Our vision, Our wisdom, Our strength

Mothers' Voices: United to End AIDS
Building a movement of mothers to create a public climate responsive to the urgency of the HIV and AIDS epidemic

Ms. Foundation Home Page
Supporting the efforts of women and girls to govern their own lives and influence the world around them access to and effective use of electronic communications.

NARAL Online - National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
Since 1969, NARAL has led the way in promoting reproductive freedom and dignity for women and their families. Contains a huge amount of information about NARAL and the issues which concern them

National Foundation for Women Business Owners
the premier source of information and statistics on women business owners and their businesses. It is a non-profit research, leadership development and entrepreneurial training foundation

National Center for Curriculum Transformation Project
Teaching resources for changing the classroom.

NorthWest Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce
NW/FACT is concerned with several areas dealing with the free flow of information our rights with regard to sexuality and free speech.

NOW Home Page - National Organization for Women
The National Organization for Women is the largest feminist organization in North America (the world?), and is active in many, many areas.

On the Issues Home Page - The Progressive Women's Quarterly
A feminist, humanist magazine of critical thinking, dedicated to fostering collective responsibility for positive social change

Planned Parenthood - National Home Page
Home of the world's largest and oldest voluntary family planning organization. Resources on all aspects of sex, sexuality, birth conrol, STD's and more.

Planned Parenthood Online - A Guide to Healthy Sexuality
Women's health resources on a wide variety of topics, brought to you by the Chicago Chapter of PPA.

Polling Report
Public opinion trends on many issues.

Rock for Choice
A pro-choice organization founded by members of the band L7.

STOP Violence Against Women
The page is a part of the Body Shop's campaign against violence against women.

SafetyNet Domestic Violence Resources
Information, resources, and statistics on domestic violence. An excellent collection.

Sister Love
A non-profit organization providing education and support for women by women who are at risk for or who are already infected with HIV or have AIDS

Spinifex Press
A Feminist book publisher with dozens of books in their online catalogue.

Spinsters Ink
Publishes novels and non-fiction works that deal with significant issues in women's lives from a feminist perspective

The Lesbian Avengers - London Chapter
A non-violent direct action group committed to raising lesbian visibility and fighting for our survival and our rights.

The National Women's March Against Poverty
The (Canadian) National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) have come together to organize a March Against Poverty: For Bread and Roses! For Jobs and Justice!

The Original Women's Network
This page was set up in Manitoba as a part of the Aboriginal Super Information Hwy. group to disseminate information

The United Nations and the Status of Women
The UN's home page for the Committee on the Status of Women and all the UN's work in that area.

United Nations Development Fund for Women
Provides direct support for women's projects and promotes the inclusion of women in the decision making process of mainstream development programmes.

Virtual Sisterhood
A global women's electronic support network dedicated to increasing women's power

Voices of Women Home Page
Power Tools for Visionary Women. Not just to a magazine--but a totally unique women's empowerment package

WISCON 95 - Feminism and Science Fiction
The world's foremost feminist science fiction convention

WITI - International Network of Women in Technology
a growing, dynamic, proactive organization committed to helping women in technology grow to higher levels of influence and realize our fullest potential

Women and Environments Magazine
a unique international magazine, based in Toronto, Canada, which examines women's multiple relations to their many environments -- natural, physical, built, and social -- from a feminist perspective.

Woman's Bean Project
Created to provide an environment in which women who are homeless or living in poverty can choose to maximize their personal economic and/ or social potential and improved quality of life.

Women Leaders Online
Links to women in leadership

Women's Net
A network of women online.

Women and Politics Journal
Covering a host of issues on women and politics.

Women's Resource Center of MuseNet
A women's resource centre from a truely virtual community. Has information about women's resources as well as the MUSE (Multi User Simulated Environment) system.

Woman's Way
Creating a space on the Internet for women. A safe and comfortable place for women to speak their thoughts, perceptions, feelings and experiences in their own authentic voices.

Women and Sustainable Development: Canadian Perspectives
A Resource Guide to People, Ideas and Information. From the Vancouver conference, Women and Sustainable Development: Canadian perspectives in May, 1994.

Women Defending Ourselves
 A non-profit collective of women seeking to end violence against women primarily by teaching self-defense courses

Women's Health Clinic
a feminist, community-based health centre offering a range of services to women from teens to elders. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They canalso be reached at whc@web.apc.org.

Women's Leadership Network WWW Page
Mobilizing women to fight the Contract With America and to use the Internet to do so

Women's Web
An online community for women and men who want to learn more about women's business, issues, and lives. The home of MSnet, MS. magazine.

Women's Work
When women require services, they look to Women's Work - A directory of women working in the professions, services, sales and trades.

WomensNet @ IGC
A global community of women, activists and organizations using computer networks for information sharing, broadcast and collaboration with the intent of increasing women's rights


METASITES

Federal Web Locator
Maintained by the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy, this site provides "one stop shopping" for federal government information on the web.  It includes links to the legislative, judicial and executive branches; agencies and departments; federal independent establishments and government corporations; federal government consortia and quasi-official agencies; federal boards, commissions and committees; and select multilateral organizations and international sites.

Government Information Exchange
Maintained by the General Services Administration, this site links to areas like the White House, federal jobs, tax information, the branches of government, federal phone directories, state and local governments, and foreign and international governments.

Government Printing Office Pathway Services
Arranges government internet sites by topic.

Department of Political Science
Complete listing to locate departments and individual political scientists.

Government Resources on the Web
Maintained by the University of Michigan's Documents Center.  Information at this site is categorized by federal government (executive, legislative and judicial branches, law and regulations, presidency), foreign governments, international organizations, state and local government, congressional research, statistics, and foreign policy.

Voice of the Shuttle
General political resources, political theory and philosophy, international politics, U.S. politics (parties, governments, documents).  Sponsored by the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Yahoo! Government: Politics: Political Issues
Links to all sorts of web sites on all sorts of issues, abortion to welfare reform.

DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES

Census Bureau
Search for census data by subject and geographic area at this U.S. government site.

Central Intelligence Agency
The CIA site links to CIA publications such as the World Factbook, Factbook on Intelligence, Handbook of International Economic Statistics, and information on chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign governments. It also has links to speeches, congressional testimony, press releases and statements from the CIA and its employees, and provides links to other members of the intelligence community.

Defense Department
DefenseLINK is the WWW information service of the Department of Defense. It provides links to the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the National Guard, the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. It also has defense facts, information on base closures and realignments, defense reforms, military directives, a dictionary of military terms, and varied special publications, such as the Report of the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender-Integrated Training and Related Issues.

Department of State
The State Department's web site has information on hot issues, including remarks, testimonies and briefings; Country Background Notes (information on a country's leaders, politics, economy, and relations with the U.S.); reports on human rights practices; and information on/by regions.

Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's site has information on EPA projects and programs; links to environmentally-related laws and EPA-promulgated regulations; and links to many free electronic publications from the EPA.

Fedstats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics
This site is maintained by the Fedeal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy to provide easy access to statistics and information produced by over 70 agencies for public use. You can search for statistics by agency, program, region or topic.

GPO Access: Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
The CFR is a codification of the rules published in the Federal Register by executive departments and agencies of the federal government, divided into 50 titles representing broad areas of federal legislation. You can search this site by keyword, citations, title and/or volume; you can also search the Federal Register from this site.

Justice Information Center
The Justice Information Center is a service of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, which is a clearinghouse of information from the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (WHEW!). It provides the full text of selected documents on a variety of topics, many in ASCII text or Adobe Acrobat, plus tons of statistics which may be downloaded and links to related sites.

National Security Council
The National Security Council (NSC) is the President's forum for consideration of national security and foreign policy issues with senior security advisors and cabinet members. The NSC's site provides the text of NSC officials' speeches and information on national security strategy.

Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Publications
The Office of Technology Assessment existed from 1974-1995. This site provides the full text of OTA assessments, as well as many background papers and other documents. Information is available alphabetically by title, chronologically, and by topic.

CONGRESS AND WHITE HOUSE

General Accounting Office (GAO)
The GAO is the investigative arm of Congress, conducting audits and evaluations of government programs and activities. This site provides links to the full text of many GAO reports and testimonies; reports on federal agency rules; and GAO policies and guidance materials.

Legislative Histories in the U.S. Congress
This is a handy-dandy "how to research legislative history" guide from the University of Michigan's Documents Center. It includes a guide on tracking lobby group influence and public opinion; links to lobby group ratings of congressional members; and links to congressional member opinions.

Roll Call
Roll Call is the "newspaper of Capitol Hill since 1955," focusing on people, politics and process. Its policy briefings include pieces written by senators, representatives and executive department secretaries on a variety of topics.

THOMAS: U.S. Congress on the Internet
THOMAS is a Library of Congress system making federal legislative information freely available on the Internet. It includes activities on the floor of Congress; summaries, status, text and votes on bills; public laws by law number; detailed information on selected pieces of major legislation; the text of the Congressional Record; committee reports and home pages; historical documents; information on the legislative process; and direct email links to senators and representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives
The official site of the U.S. House provides House floor and committee schedules; records of roll call votes; email links to members; information on committee jurisdiction, membership, rules, hearings and publications; and links to House-appointed special commissions and task forces.

U.S. Senate
The official site of the U.S. Senate provides links to schedules, Senate rules, calendars, roll call votes and nominations; links to committee home pages and member email and home pages; Senate historical information, and terminology.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
The OMB assists the President in preparing the budget and coordinates the Administration's procurement, financial management, information and regulatory processes. This site offers links to the current budget document; OMB testimony; statements of administration policy; OMB Circulars, Bulletins, Memoranda and Press Releases; and regulations and paperwork under OMB review.

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
This Government Printing Office site provides the text of Presidential materials, including news conference transcripts, messages to Congress, and public speeches and statements.

White House Electronic Publications
White House site providing links to press releases, topical briefings and presidential speeches; documents may be searched by word, category and date.

INTERNATIONAL

International Data Sources
Highly recommended sources to find comparative data for projects from the ILP, World Bank, UN and more.

Country Studies/Area Handbooks
The Country Studies and Area Handbooks are continuing series prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. These publications describe and analyze the political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions of over 80 countries, from Albania to Zaire.

Europa: The European Union
Europa is the European Union's web site. It provides press releases, links to the institutions and bodies of the Union with an explanation of their roles, and summarizes information on EU policies in a variety of areas (employment, communication, health, transportation, etc.).

Parliaments Around the World
This site offers links to international parliaments like the United Nations General Assembly, provides the names of national parliaments, and gives links to them where available.

Worldwide Directory of Parties
Search a country at this site and get a listing of its parties, as well as links to parties having web pages, or search for parties by orientation (agrarian, communist, green, etc.).

Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)
HLAS is a bibliography on Latin America compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress; it is updated monthly.

NATO
NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty; its 16 members comprise a transatlantic partnership between Europe, Canada and the U.S. designed to maintain peace and stability in Europe. Its objectives touch on areas such as politics, defense, economics, science and the environment. The NATO site provides information and links on members, organization structure, fact sheets, press releases, the NATO Handbook, speeches, and the NATO Review.

Organization of the American States (OAS)
The OAS is the world's oldest regional organization, designed to strengthen the peace and security of the American continent, promote democracy, provide for common action among its member states, seek problem solution and promote economic, social and cultural development--for starters! All 35 sovereign states of the Americas are OAS members. The OAS site includes the text of OAS documents and speeches.

United Nations
The U.N. site provides basic information on the United Nations and its programs and links to some full text documents. It is also a good source for identifying useful print U.N. documents.

Freedom in the World: Freedom House

IDEA Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Lijphart Election Archive

InterParliamentary Union

Transparency International - Index of Corruption

Index on Censorship

The CIA World Factbook

Political Parties of the World

DOCUMENTS

Congressional Record
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the U.S. Congress; it is published daily when Congress is in session.

Federal Register
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, notices of federal agencies and organizations, Executive orders and other presidential documents. This site is searchable by date, subject, year or Federal Register section.

Historical Documents
This Library of Congress site provides the text of early Congressional documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789; the Declaration of Independence; the Federalist Papers; the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other Amendments to the Constitution.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract contains select U.S. economic and social statistics, plus some international data. It is available in Adobe Acrobat PDF files.

United States Code
The U.S. Code consists of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

United States Constitution Search
This is a searchable index of the U.S. Constitution. Type in the concept in which you are interested to find out where it is located in the Constitution.

U.S. Government Budget
This Government Printing Office site provides current and past years of federal budget publications, as well as the Economic Report of the President.

United States Government Manual
The U.S. Government Manual is the official handbook of the federal government. It is a directory of agencies and personnel in the three branches of government, plus it provides information on quasi-official agencies, international organizations, boards, commissions and committees.

INSTITUTES/THINK TANKS

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU is the nation's foremost advocate of individual rights and individual freedoms. Their site provides the full text of ACLU briefing papers plus numerous other brief publications and news releases of the ACLU.

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
The AEI is a public policy research institute dedicated to limited government, private enterprise, strong foreign policy and national defense; its research covers economics, government spending and regulation, and international affairs, among other areas. Its online library includes op-ed pieces and columns by AEI scholars; commentary and analysis by the same on public policy issues; AEI's Outlook series on economics, Latin America and Russia; substantive excerpts from AEI conferences and seminars; AEI congressional committee testimony; and AEI lectures and speeches.

Brookings Institution
The Brookings Institution is a private, nonprofit research organization seeking to improve the performance of American institutions, the effectiveness of government programs and the quality of U.S. public policies. The site provides the text of Brookings policy briefs by Brookings scholars, and the text of the Brookings Review, a quarterly publication of the Institution.

Cato Institute
The Cato Institute is a public policy research foundation seeking to broaden the parameters of the public policy debate to consider options consistent with the principles of limited government and individual liberty. This site provides links to the full text of many Cato documents and publications, including policy analyses, foreign policy briefings, information on social security and regulation, even the Cato Handbook for Congress. There are also links to the text of speeches and testimony from Cato staff and Cato's Online Policy Report.

Center for International Security and Arms Control (CISAC)
CISAC is part of Stanford University's Institute for International Studies; it is a multidisciplinary community for research and training in international security issues. The Center's site provides a number of the Center's publications in full text Adobe Acrobat files.

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
CSIS is a public policy research institution dedicated to policy analysis and impact worldwide. Their web site presents the full text of concise analyses from several CSIS publications in topic areas such as the environment, international relations, health, and security.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
The CBPP focuses on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals. Many CPBB documents are available full text at this site.

The Century Foundation (TCF)
TCF (formerly The Twentieth Century Fund) sponsors and supervises research on economic, social and political issues with an eye toward progressive public policy. The full text of numerous TCF publications on topics in economics, governance and politics, the media, and foreign policy are available here.

Council of State Governments (CSG)
This site provides a smattering of articles from CSG publications, in particular State Government News and the Health Policy Monitor; it also provides the text of suggested state legislation (model bills).

Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
The EPI is a nonprofit think tank seeking to broaden public debate on strategies for achieving a fair, prosperous economy. The EPI's site offers links to the full text of numerous Institute publications, as well links to select journals and newspapers, including Business Week and the Economist.

Electronic Policy Network (EPN)
The Electronic Policy Network is a project of The American Prospect, a liberal publication which is available full text at this site. EPN publishes a virtual magazine addressing economics, politics, welfare families, education, civic life, health policy, and the media. Its members include the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, the Center for Law and Social Policy, the Center for Media Education, and the Committee for the Study of the American Electorate. EPN provides lots of full text articles, briefing books, and links to still more full text items at the sites of its members, affiliate members, and others.

Heritage Foundation
The Heritage Foundation is a think tank formulating and promoting conservative public policies based on principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, and national defense. Its online publications library provides the full text of Foundation publications on budgeting, education, crime, political theory, the environment, foreign policy, health care, national security, regulation, and trade. The full text of selected articles from the Foundation's magazine, Policy Review, are also available at this site.

Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI)
The IPI is a nonprofit public policy think tank which researches, develops and promotes innovative solutions to public policy programs. It focuses on governing approaches emphasizing individual liberty, limited government and free markets, and concentrates on topics such as taxation and government spending, economic growth initiatives, and government regulation. The IPI web site includes links to longer (22-50 page) IPI Policy Reports and shorter (4-16 page) Issues Briefs.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
This site offers links to select NCSL information on legislative policy issues; information on state legislatures, including their partisan composition; links to state legislature and state government sites; NCSL reports and overviews of select hot topics. Much information here tends to be brief excerpts from longer publications sold by the NCSL.

National League of Cities (NLC)
The NLC is the nation's largest organization serving municipal governments. Their site has a listing of local government links featuring, among others, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Association of Counties, the International City/County Management Association, and American Public Works Association.

Nelson A. Rockfeller Institute of Government
The Rockfeller Institute is the public policy research arm of the State University of New York (SUNY); it conducts research and special projects on the role of state governments in American federalism, and the management and finances of state and local governments. The Institute's site has links to recent Rockfeller Reports on varied topics.

Progressive Policy Institute (PPI)
The PPI is the policy think tank of the Democratic Leadership Council. Its mission is to define and promote a new progressive politics for America. The PPI online library has links to PPI Policy Briefs, Backgrounders, and testimony on topics such as commerce, the environment, education, health care, and technology.

RAND
RAND is a nonprofit institution seeking to improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis; its research areas include defense, education, health care, justice, labor, science and technology, community development, international relations, and regional studies. The RAND site provides online bibliographies of RAND publications and select documents are available full text; many RAND Research Briefs and Issues Papers are available full text at this site, as is the RAND Research Review.

Urban Institute (UI)
The Urban Institute is a nonprofit policy organization investigating the social and economic problems of the nation and the government policies and public and private programs designed to alleviate them. The Institute's site provides the text of current and back issues of the UI periodicals Policy Bites, Policy and Research Report, and Update, as well as the UI Policy Briefs.

COURTS

Creating the Federal Judicial System, 2nd Edition
This site links to a 34 page history of the 1789 First Judiciary Act, reviewing its provisions and its evolution which lead to the three-tiered federal court structure of today.

Federal Judiciary Home Page
The Federal Courts Home Page links to news releases and special reports from the federal courts; articles from The Third Branch, the newsletter of the federal courts; and provides information on the federal court structure, a case pathway, and a glossary of court terminology.

FindLaw: Supreme Court Opinions
FindLaw searches U.S. Supreme Court decisions by volume, year, or party name. It also provides links to the Court's calendar and rules, offers biographies of the Justices, and presents links to LC's annotated U.S. Constitution.


POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY/THEORY

The English Server: Government, Law and Society
The English Server is a cooperative publishing humanities texts online. It provides texts and information on topics and authors from civics and socialism, including Habermas, Paine, and more.


ELECTIONS/VOTING

Elections Around the World
This extremely comprehensive site presents information about elections worldwide. It includes information on government executives (name, party affiliation, % of vote received) and legislative bodies.

The Jefferson Project
The Jefferson Project is a comprehensive directory to politics online. It has information on people and parties across the political spectrum; links to political magazines and e-zines; links to government resources, both national and international; political news; state resources; issues and activists; elections; and political humor. It also offers The Zipper, which allows you to find your elected officials via your zip code, and Netgram, for communicating with them.

Project Vote Smart
Project Vote Smart is a national, non-partisan, nonprofit effort to research, track and provide independent facts on over 13,000 candidates and elected officials. Information on candidates and elected officials includes biographies, campaign finance, issue positions, and voting records.

Voter Information Services (VIS)
VIS is a nonprofit organization devoted to voter education. It provides voting records of the U.S. Congress and ratings of congressional members by various advocacy groups, including the ACLU, ADA, AFL-CIO, Christian Coalition, Concord Coalition, NAACP, NARRAL, NEA, NRA, etc.

Worldwide Directory of Parties
Search a country at this site and get a listing of its parties, as well as links to parties having web pages, or search for parties by orientation (agrarian, communist, green, etc.).

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Center for Public Integrity (CPI)
The CPI in a nonprofit educational organization providing the public with the findings of its investigations and analyses of public service, government accountability, and ethical issues. This site provides excerpts from CPI books and articles from the CPI's newsletter; it is useful for tracking money in politics.

Center for Responsive Politics (CRP)
The CRP is a nonprofit research group specializing in the study of Congress and the role money plays in its elections and actions. This site includes information on individual politicians and special interests (by name or category); information on money given to parties; information on money from individual donors (by name, zip code, occupation/employer); information on campaign finance law and its regulation; select international and state-related information; a glossary of money in politics and pacronyms (PAC acronyms); lots of special reports; and the full text of the CRP publication Open Secrets: The Encyclopedia of Congressional Money and Politics.

Common Cause
Common Cause is a nonprofit citizen's lobbying organization promoting open, honest and accountable government at all levels. Their site provides email, addresses, phone and fax numbers for congressional members; information on the largest soft money donors; voting records on key reform issues and the finance activities of each congressional member; full text campaign finance studies; and the Washington Watchdog, which offers information on legislation Common Cause is following, as well as investigatory information, FEC data, and material on ethics in government.

Federal Election Commission (FEC)
The FEC administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act, which governs federal election financing. This site provides financial information about candidates, parties and PACs and lets one view financial reports filed by Presidential and congressional campaigns, parties, and PACs.

Money and Politics
Money and Politics is the home page of the Political Finance and Lobby Reporter (PFLR), a newsletter focusing on campaign finance and lobbying, and the Almanac of Federal PACs, a reference work providing information about PAC-sponsoring organizations. Past issues of PFLR are available here, as is information about the nation's 100 largest PACs.

SURVEYS/POLLING

Europinion
Europinion provides results from the European Continuous Tracking Survey, which is conducted by the European Union.

Gallup Poll
Get information from select Gallup polls, recent and archival, at this site.

Princeton Survey Research Center: Poll Survey Data and Findings
This Princeton sponsored site provides links to several sites with actual polling and survey data.

GENERAL POLITICAL SCIENCE

CNN/TIME AllPolitics
The latest political headlines, news and analysis from CNN and TIME Magazine.

Congressional Quarterly (CQ)
Congressional Quarterly is one of the nation's premier publishers in the area of political science. Their "free CQ sites" offers information on congressional members, from biographies to voting records to bills introduced; the full text of select articles from Governing, a magazine for state and local government officials; and the Political Oddsmaker, which gives the changing odds on races across the nation.

Finding Information in Newspapers
Links to state, national and international newspapers to keep you up-to-date with current events and developments.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
The ICPSR is located within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, a nonprofit organization providing access to the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. The University of Oklahoma is a member of the ICPSR; contact Dr. David Morgan for more information.

Policy.Com
This site is a public policy community resource showcasing leading research, opinions and events. The site's "Issue of the Week" feature provides comprehensive overviews of hot issues such as tobacco, child care, the UN, drug policy, the IMF, information technology, food safety...

LIBRARY RESOURCES

ABC Pol Sci
ABC Pol Sci indexes 300+ journals in political science and government, as well as related fields such as law, sociology and economics, 1984-

Expanded Academic ASAP:  indexes titles covering a range of topics from core journals in the humanities, social sciences and general sciences, 1980-

National Newspaper Index:  indexes the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, 1995-

JSTOR
JSTOR is a digitized archive of the backfiles of several scholarly journals.  It is a completely browsable, searchable and retrievable system for gaining access to the full text of journals.  Titles of interest include the political science journals listed below, as well as titles in Asian Studies, Economics, History and Sociology.

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe is a web-based service providing access to newspapers, magazines, transcripts, business and legal publications and is an excellent source of full text information on current events, news, legal and government data.  Sources used in compiling Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe include:  major networks and wire services, foreign and domestic; government publications such the CIA World Factbook; The Capital Source, offering information on top level executives in government, the private sector, labor unions, financial institutions, and professional organizations, compiled by the National Journal; most major law reviews; U.S. Supreme Court briefs and cases; the Code of Federal Regulations, the U.S. Code and the U.S. Constitution; Attorney General Opinions and federal rules (evidence, civil procedure, etc.); state case law, state codes and constitutions.  NOTE:  Because Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe authenticates users by IP address, it is not currently accessible through commercial internet service providers.

PAIS:  Public Affairs Information Service
Available on the public workstations located in the main library's reference area, PAIS indexes journals, government documents, books and other materials, foreign and domestic, on political and policy issues, 1972-

UnCover
UnCover indexes nearly 17,000 English language periodicals covering a wide variety of topics, 1988-.  To access UnCover through a commercial internet provider you must have an authorization and password.


NEWS MEDIA

  • Television News Archive (Vandebilt)
  • Opinion Polls - Roper Center
  • Guides to online newspapers
  • BBC News
  • News Media Online (including links to associations, journals, online sources)
  • New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Time
  • US News and World Report
  • CBS
  • ABC News
  • NBC
  • CNN
  • PBS Online
  • Fox News
  • USA Today
  • AJR Newslink
  • The Times (London)
  • Daily Telegraph
  • The Independent

  • Committee of Concerned Journalists
  • Pew Center for Civic Journalism
  • The Pew Center for the People and the Press
  • Annenberg Washington Program
  • Annenberg Public Policy Center, Pennsylvania
  • Press Association
  • Nieman Foundation
  • European Journalism Center
  • World Bank Tables of Economic and Social Indicators 1950-93
  • Freedom Forum Media Studies Center
  • Harvard University Data Center
  • International Labour Organization
  • Online Newspapers and Broadcasters: AJR Newslink
  • AEJMCA
  • Society of Professional Journalists

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