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A resource for theory and research in international affairs and global studies. Not simply a periodical database, CIAO includes working papers, policy briefs, conference proceedings, books, and case studies. It even has videos.
Indexes & abstracts research papers in the social sciences (legal, economics, management, marketing, politics, etc.). Contains working / forthcoming papers (not yet available in print). Some are fulltext.
ProQuest Social Science Journals include full-text periodicals covering the social sciences, including addiction studies, urban studies, family studies, international relations and much more.
Indexed in LexisNexis Academic, this publication covers Capitol Hill.
Print Location: http://ezproxy.ithaca.edu:2048/login?url=http://library.cqpress.com/cqweekly
Weekly info on Congress: reports on upcoming issues, wrap up of news, status of bills, behind-the-scenes action, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes.
Current news pertaining to all branches of the military: full-text journals, periodicals and pamphlets; indexing/abstracts for additional titles.
From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,060 titles—over 3,600 in full text—from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
note: Also includes ProQuest Education, Health Management, Psychology, and Social Science journals, as well as ebrary ebooks.
A peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides a platform for the dissemination of new practices and for dialogue emerging out of the field of sustainability.
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries. Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.
From the website: The Compendium is a joint venture between the Council of Europe and the ERICarts Institute, realised with a community of practice of independent cultural policy researchers, NGOs, national governments and information partners.
A project of the St. Petersburg Times, PolitiFact is a website that examines truth in politics.
Tracks legislation and votes in the United States Congress with email updates and RSS feeds. An open-source and community project.
Non-for-profit and open source site that brings together news and government data. Visitors can track and comment on legislators and legislation.
Daily update of new reports from government agencies, ngo's, think tanks, and other groups. Search by keyword/subject.
Digital library of public policy research with more than 12,000 policy documents from about 220 think tanks and research groups.
"Tech Policy Summit offers an independent, nonpartisan forum for learning and networking among industry executives, investors, consumer advocates, government officials and legal experts who may have different perspectives but who share a common goal of enabling innovation." - from the homepage
From the website, "The Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment was established by Chapter 45 of the New York State Laws of 1978 to research and study the techniques and methodologies to be used by the U.S. Commerce Departments' bureau of the Census in carrying out the decennial federal census. The Task Force aids the Legislature by providing technical plans for meeting the requirements of legislative timetables for the reapportionment of Senate, Assembly and Congressional districts. It also conducts research projects relating to the collection and use of census data and other statistical information."
Print Location: REF G1046.J94 T6 2009
Geneva : World Health Organization, 2009.
Norlin Library, University of Colorado at Boulder, digitized audo recordings of the Conference on World Affairs (CWA). Important speakers include: R. Buckminster Fuller, Henry Kissinger, Yitzhak Rabin, Marya Mannes, Huey P. Newton, Margot Adler, Ralph Nader, and I. F. Stone.
Lannan, an organization that supports artists and writers, as well as Native activists in rural indigenous communities, has an Audio/Video tab on its hompage that contains a 15 year archive of events.
Biographical information for past and current members of the US Congress.
Print Location: REF DESK JK1083 .B55
Published annually, it contains in-depth profiles of members of Congress. Current ed. at the Reference Desk. Prior 4 years are in the General Stacks.
Blog of legal, communication, and library news in service to the programs in the Park School of Communications and Legal Studies.
Supreme Court of the United States blog.
The Weekly Standard, a conservative news magazine, includes a blog, "Today's Standard."
Progressive community blog.
Edgy leftist blog founded by Arianna Huffington.
The Nation magazine's blog site. Includes: Campaign 08, Editor's Cut, The Beat, Actnow!, The Dreyfuss Report, Capitolism, The Notion, And Another Thing. Liberal perspecitve.
National Review magazine's Blog Row includes: Bench Memos, Campain Spot, The Corner, Frum, Kudlow, Liberal Fascism, Media Blog, Phi Beta Cons, Planet Gore, Pryce-Jones, and Tank. Default is to The Corner. Conservative perspective.
A LexisNexis file of blogs by politicians, United States agencies, and some additional political blogs by individuals.
Online magazine with blogs covering American politics.
Josh Marshall's political blog.
The New Republic: A Journal of Politics and the Art magazine (TNR) hosts the following blogs: The Plank, The Stump, The Spine, The Flack, and The Vine.
University of Pennsylvania public policy center that provides expert analysis on political communication, information & society, media & children, health communication, and adolescent risk.
Based at the UCLA School of Law, the Williams Institute provides law and public policy guidance in the field of sexual orientation through research and scholarship.
Part of the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, CAMY. "monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry to focus attention and action on industry practices that jeopardize the health and safety of America's youth."
Collection of essays on current public policy issues in aging, health, income security, metropolitan studies and related research.
Public policy research from Harvard. Information can be accessed under the Research & Publications tab.
Presents short biographies of each member of the Senate and House, listed by state or district, and additional data, such as committee memberships, terms of service, administrative assistants and/or secretaries, and room and telephone numbers. It also lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies, including D.C. government officials, governors of states and territories, foreign diplomats, and members of the press, radio, and television galleries.
An international listing by country of think tanks. For the United States, there is also a list by political or economic leanings.
The State and Local Government Internet directory provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments.
Print Location: http://phoebe.ithaca.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=198014
Annual directory of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of New York government. The current edition is behind the reference desk. Most prior editions from 1897+ are in general stacks.
The following UIA databases are searchable for free: Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential, IGO Search, Logotypes of International Organizations, and Transnational Associations Online. Users can create an account for added features.
Provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Also includes information on quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, and boards, commissions, and committees.
Print Location: REF JK421 .A3
Over 70,000 full-text ebooks on business & economics, education, technology, humanities, life & physical sciences, law & politics, medicine, social & behavioral sciences, language & literature, and career guidance. Approximately 300 ebooks are single-user access titles; all other ebooks support multiple-user simultaneous use.
Eumap.org, 2005. Available in PDF format. EUMAP is a programme of the Open Society Institute, a Soros Foundations network.
A standard encyclopedia of American Law. Entries cite relevant case law.
This edition highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features nearly 3,000 entirely new articles and important biographies from around the world on a wide array of global topics, including: achievement testing, censorship, personality measurement, aging, income distribution, foreign aid (political and economic aspects), food (world problems, consumption patterns), cultural adaptation, comparative health-care systems, terrorism, political correctness, agricultural innovation, legislation of morality, sexual violence and exploitation, and white collar crime.
Is a reference devoted to the terms and concepts of U.S. law. It covers a wide variety of persons, entities, and events that have shaped the U.S. legal system.
Organization that promotes integration of African countries that promotes Africa's role in the global economy while addressing social, economic and political problems that come from globalization.
(Beta, September 2012). Contains United States legistative information. I plans to be a successor to THOMAS.gov. There is currently a chart comparing of coverage dates between the two sources.th
The US EPA provides information on major environmental topics, including laws and regulations. The site includes a database that allows you to Search Your Environment by zipcode that includes public records.
The Government Printing Office's (GPO) Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies. Search or browse for documents and publications. Use the Advance Search form to search by date or specific publication title (Congressional Record, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Bills, Hearings, the United States Code, etc.). Fulltext primary source documents are available in both PDF (downloadable) and XML formats.
An independent agency of the judicial branch which establishes sentencing polices, advises Congress the President on policies, and researches and analyzes issues. There are pages for research information, education and training, data and statistics, and publications.
A hearing is a meeting or session of a Senate, House, Joint, or Special Committee of Congress, usually open to the public, to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation, conduct an investigation, or evaluate/oversee the activities of a government department or the implementation of a Federal law. In addition, hearings may also be purely exploratory in nature, providing testimony and data about topics of current interest. Most Congressional hearings are published two months to two years after they are held. Only hearings released to GPO from the committees are made available on GPO Access. Coverage from 1985 - present.
Annual report by the Secretary of State that examines terrorism around the world, terrorist safe havens, terrorist organizations, state sponsors of terrorism, WMDs, etc.
Multi-national organization that aims to accelerate economic growth, social progress, and cultural development in the region, as well as justice and the rule of law as per the UN Charter.
European Union thematic portal on information society and media and policies (audiovisual, copyright, digital libraries, internet, etc.).
U.S. government agency that regulates radio, television, wire, satellite and cable communications. The site includes: headline news, links to bureaus and offices (such as the Office of General Counsel / Court Filings), Public Comments page, an online Complaint form, a Consumer Center, Rules and Regulations (CFR title 47), etc. Most recently, the FCC links to Broadband.gov, a separate page addressing the National Broadband Plan and FFC.gov/data (an online clearinghouse for data sets).
LexisNexis file containing: White House briefings and Presidential statements. Includes some Congressional hearings, National Press Club Speeches and conferences when they address major topics of current interest.
The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. Site covers 1994 - present.
Digital facsimile of these government documents. Covers 1861-1960 with some gaps. Also available in print and microfiche at JX233.A3rn
Digital facsimile of these government documents See also IC Library stacks & microfiche at: JX233 .A3 for earlier volumes
The GAO investigates and reports on the use of government funds for Congress. Full text copies of the reports are available by searching the site.
Database of defense-related U.S. policy statements.
This website offers research and policy information on multi-state legislation. Particularly helpful is the Issues & Research tab.
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs site that is a portal to justice and substance abuse information useful for research and policy development. Topics include: corrections, courts, crime, crime prevention, drugs, the justice system, juvenile justice, law enforcement and victims. The collection of several thousand full-text publications, primarily government documents, can be searched.
Bureau of the US Dept. of Commerce that advises the president on telecommunications policies.
Search bill text, status, summaries, sponsor memos, and floor vote. Links to search for NYS Legislative Bills, NYS Legislative Resolutions, and the Laws of New York (see also: LexisNexis - Federal & State Codes - NY Consolidated Law Service).
Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides background reports to Congress yet they were not distributed to government document collections. Citizens had to write their Congressional representatives to obtain copies. The Open CRS site has indexed and posted copies of these valuable documents.
Member countries are committed to democracy and the market economy. There is an OECD iLibrary that contains books, papers, and statistics of the OECD. It is a mixture of free and fee-based information.
Multi-national organization of Western nations committed to democracy, and other social justice issues such as: poverty, terrorism, illegal drugs, corruption, etc.
NY State Office of the Attorney General's portal to NY State information.
A project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) it provides news, statistics, reopts and other information related to humanitarian relief, including updates to crisis situations, refugee camps, and other relief efforts.
Provides reports on USAID efforts in developing countries. Most topics of the files are related to public health, environmental, and development issues.
Official site for the Executive branch of the Federal Government. Includes speeches for the President and Vice President, press briefings, and information on appointments, nominations, and cabinet departments.
Database of United States legislative information including: bills, resolutions, the Congressional Record, treaties, Committee Reports, Public Laws, Roll Call Votes, etc.
Print Location: http://phoebe.ithaca.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=492951
The most commonly used citation guide for legal researchers. Sometimes called the Harvard Bluebook. 19th ed.
Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current issues in the news. Each report includes an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
A national media watch group that monitors media bias and censorship.
Annenberg Political fact check site.
Print Location: REF KF386 .N38 2008
6th ed., 2008. Identifies sections of state codes, state by state, for popular issue areas such as: antitrust, capital punishment, gun control, prayer in schools, whistleblower statues, abortion, gambling, right to die, lotteries, taxes, etc.
Daily news. Also in LexisNexis: News
Aggregated news feeds from Matt Drudge. Some original reporting. Considered conservative leaning.
Daily news. Also in LexisNexis: News.
Advocates for human rights around the world. Search the library page to find AI reports.
The ICRC, established in 1863, works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war.
Organization that organizes and analyzes global media policy.
Group of eleven citizens that questions the authority of corporations to govern through writing, legal research, public speaking, etc.
An organization that advocates for the United Nations and connects "people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems." The UNF established a Global Entrepreneur Council to help with innovation and impact.
Institute of Education Sciences, US Dept. of Education. Site includes reports, research, working papers, etc. to assist in education decision making.
Public policy institute that promotes values-based leadership.
A coalition of privacy advocates including think tanks, companies and organizations.
Research institute promoting conservative public policy.
Public policy think tank that supports research in a wide array of areas including: education, Asian policy, children, socio-economics, health care, Middle East policy, taxation, etc.
A coalition of health care professionals, educators and parents who advocate against children's' exposure to commercialism through marketing. There are almost 30 member organizations.
Think tank founded in 1910 that promotes peace between nations. Maintains programs on: China, Democracy & the Rule of Law, the Middle East, Nonproliferation, Russia &Eurasia, South Asia, & Trade, Equity & Development.
Libertarian think tank founded in 1977 that provide research in the following areas: Bioethics, Education &Child Policy, Government &Politics, Immigration &Labor, Law &Civil Liberties, Regulatory Studies, National Security &Foreign Policy, Budget &Tax Policy, Energy &Environment, Health &Welfare, International Economics, Political Philosophy, and Telecom, Internet & Information Policy.
Think tank on national security policy.
Advocates for the public regarding the emerging digital communications landscape.
Advocacy organization that addresses public policy issues that concern children.
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of higher education through information technology.
An Association of 77 member organizations devoted to scholarly research in 30 European counties. Research areas are: Humanities; Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences; Medical Sciences; Physical and Engineering Sciences; Social Sciences. Research topics: Marine Board; Polar Board; Space Sciences; Nuclear Physics; Radio Astronomy.
Public policy institute focused on advancement of women's sexual and reproductive health through research, education, and policy changes. Subjects include Abortion, Contraception, Pregnancy and more.
Advocacy group defending human rights around the world. Site can be searched by country or by issue area. Many free documents can be accessed under the publications page. An annual film festival is held.
Founded in 1963, IPS is a progressive think tank dedicated to social justice.
Founded in 1997 by Norman Solomon, the IPA assists progressive & grassroots organizations get coverage in mainstream media.
Promotes laws and regulations that combats intellectual property theft such as counterfeiting and piracy. Members include the RIAA & the MPAA.
Institute that advocates sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty through data, research, and outreach activities.
Founded in 1968 IREX is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership and programs that improve education, independent media and foster civil society development. Reports such as the Media Sustainability Index are posted to their website.
Nonprofit organization that researches the economy. Includes papers, statistical data, business cycle information, etc.
Nonpartisan policy research organization that advocates for alternatives to government regulation in favor of self-regulation of the private sector.
Collective voice of America's governors since 1908. Includes policy reports and the Center for Best Practices.
Alliance of 26 countries in North America & Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in 1949.
Policy solutions for state governments from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Think tank that publishes reports in the following issue areas: Arts, Child Policy, Civil Justice, Education, Energy &Environment, Health &Health Care, International Affairs, National Security, Population & Aging, Public Safety, Science &Technology, Substance Abuse, Terrorism &Homeland Security, Transportation & Infrastructure, &Workforce &Workplace.
Contains an up-to-date listing of all laws in the US that are transgender-inclusive and resources and information on legal issues affecting transgendered and gender variant people in the US.
A federation of state Public Interest Research Groups that advocates for the American public on a variety of issue areas: product safety, toxins, health care, transportation, politics, media, taxes, higher education, etc.
A digital archive of the Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States from Hoover to Bush (1929 to present); see also IC Library stacks at: J80 .A283. The site also includes: inaugural addresses, radio addresses, fireside chats, debates, convention speeches, and party platforms.
Declassified documents pertaining to national security obtained by FOIA requests. Contains collections such as the Torture Archive (primary sources related to the detention and interrogation of individuals by the United States).
Contains over 65,000 documents relating to New York State. Three main collections include: 1. New York State Government Publications (Regents exams from 1957 to current), 2. New York State Scanned Documents Collection (broadsides, maps, manuscripts, and special collections) and 3. Education Laws and Policy documents
An archive of government and legal information from the following participants: Georgetown Law Library, Harvard Law School Library, Maryland State Law Library, and the Virginia State Law Library.
Website with a current Monthly Budget Review, Budget Projections, Economic Projections, Status of Discretionary Appropriations, Historical Budget Data Spreadsheets for Selected Estimates and Projections, and a rnGlossary of Budgetary and Economic Terms.
Beginning with the 104th Congress (1995-1996) to the present.
Gateway to European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Go to the Documents tab to connect to EUR-LEX (E.U. Law), the Bulletin of the E.U., and other agency materials.
Website for NY Division of the Budget.
Full text UN documents from 1993+; General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, & Trusteeship Council from 1946+
Print Location: REF KF48 .U58
Contains public laws, legislative histories, executive messages and orders, administrative regulations, lists of committees, indexes & tables, for each session of Congress. Library has 1952+ (lacks 1961, 1963, 1965-66).
The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents are the official publications of materials released by the White House Press Secretary.
Data on capital punishment, correctional populations, criminal victimization, domestic violence, drug use, and workplace crime. They publish the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
Scholars collect data in order to investigate constitutional choices of international states.
Organization that tracks campain money in state-level elections.
A project of the Sunlight Foundation, the data on this site is provided by multiple sources: the Center for Responsive Politics, the National Institute for Money in State Politics, Taxpayers for Common Sense, the Project On Government Oversight, the EPAand USASpending.gov. The data aims to provide insight into the influence that goes into lawmaking.
Facilitates criminal justice research by making available data, reports, and publications. Includes data on capital punishment, violence against women, terrorism, and crime. Users can create an account. Some data is restricted to ICPSR members.
This site by the Center for Responsive Politics eports on PACs, donors, soft money and lobbyists in U.S. elections.
Survey institute founded in 1980 at Siena College, New York. In addition to national and state-wide polls, SRI conducts the Siena New York Poll that focuses on New York voter's sentiments.
Monitors media for national and cable networds as well as local advertising in the country's top 100 markets. Data can be ordered for 1996-2008.
Data for political advertising spending is embargoed for 4 years after an election cycle. Academics can contact them for data beginning in 1996.
Access to more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development indicators for over 200 countries, with some of the data going back 50 years. Search results can be exported in different formats. Users can also choose to download the entire database directly from the catalog. Includes World Development Indicators and Global Finance Indicators as well as detailed country profiles.
Archives data on arts, media, and cultural policy.
From the Annie E. Casey Foundation, use this resource to access data on child well-being in the the United States.
From HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research Information Service, this site provides data for individual Metropolitan Ares, Central Cities, and Suburbs.
From the UNDP, the Human Development Reports is a annual publication that examines global progress. Includes data and statistics.
A compilation of public opinion surveys, containing the full text of questions and responses from 14,000 surveys from 1986 to the present in the United States and more than 80 other countries. Each record includes the polling organization responsible for the poll, the sample size and the date the poll was released.
note: Limited to 4 simultaneous users.
Site includes the following databases: Facts on International Relations and Security Trends; Multilateral Peace Operations; Data on Military Expenditure; Data on Arms Transfers; Data on Arms Production; Database on National Export Control Systems
UNdata pools major UN databases and those of several international organizations - browse, search and download data from a large number of statistical databases. Data categories include: agriculture, education, employment, energy, environment, health, human development, industry, information and communication technology, national accounts, population, refugees, trade, and tourism.
Gapminder World provides both interactive charts and graphs of United Nation statistics, including life expectancy and income per capita. Many are interactive. It contains data on the local, national and global levels about social, economic and environmental conditions. This is product of the United Nations in conjunction with Google using Trenalyzer software.
Print Location: REF HA202 .U5
The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. The final edition from the US Census is the 2012 edition. The 2013 edition forward are availbe at the IC reference desk in print.
Non-profit corporation funded by cable and satellite affiliates that provides public access to daily political events such as congressional debates. See also: C-SPAN's Video Library (programs from 1987+)
Digitized episodes from three television series between 1981 and 2005: American Interests, World Beat, and Great Decisions (the latter in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Association). Topics covered: energy, human rights, media and communications, defense, environment, immigration, and terrorism.
A research source on U.S. public policy. Includes White House recordings, Presidential interviews, and audio & video recordings of the Miller Center Forums.
Multimedia programs on national and world affairs from the Wilson Center.
Streaming video of lectures in politics, business, technology, the world, and culture, from academics, think tanks, authors, politicians, etc. Some videos are free and some are pay-per-view.
Cornell University, Office of Information Technology, posts free lectures that discuss information technology ethics.
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