Research Resources

The following are Internet Resources of interest to Political Science students. The resources have been organized according to the standard fields and sub-fields of Political Science. Additional resources will be added on a regular basis.

General Information and Current Events

The American Political Science Association
Library of Congress
The Rand Corporation (Public Policy Research)

Media Resources

All Politics (CNN & Time)
Washington Post
National Journal

American Politics -- General

League of Women Voters This site provides useful information about current issues and how to participate in the political process.
Center for Responsive Politics This site provides access to information about elected officials including campaign finance data.
U.S. Government, Citizen's Gateway

American Politics -- Executive Branch

The White House Provides links to the entire executive branch.
Presidents of the United States (Internet Public Library 2)

American Politics -- Legislative Branch

Thomas: The United States Congress Web Page
The House of Representatives
The U.S. Senate
C-Span Provides televised coverage of both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

American Politics -- Judicial Branch

Federal Court's Home Page
Legal Information Institute

American Politics -- Elections and Political Behavior

American National Elections Studies
The Roper Center Polling Data
Project Vote Smart
Rock the Vote
Emily's List Emily stands for "Early Money is Like Yeast" (because it makes the dough rise.) This organization is dedicated to raising money to elect pro-choice Democratic Women to Congress. The site provides candidate profiles.

American Politics -- Parties

Communist Party:
Constitution Party:
Green Party:
Socialist Party:
The Republican National Committee

The Democratic National Committee
The Libertarian Party
The Reform Party

American Politics -- State and Local

Pierce County Government:
River Falls Government:
St. Croix County Board:
State of Wisconsin
The State of Minnesota

Political Communications

The Vanderbilt Television News Archives This site provides access to archival information regarding network news broadcasts.

International Relations

Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference:
International Committee of the Red Cross:
International Monetary Fund (IMF):
United Nations:
World Bank:
World Trade Organization:

Comparative Politics

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC): http://www/
British Government & News:
China News Digest
Deutsche Welle:
Election Guide:
Election Resources:
European Union:
French National Assembly:
German Government:
Japanese Government:
Russia Today:

For additional information, or to set up an appointment, contact Wes Chapin, Political Science Department, 355A KFA, 715.425.3318.