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Sources of Information on Government and
The exercise of power often takes place behind the scenes and away
from the halls of government. Nevertheless, the more readily
visible activities of lawmaking, political appointment, and elections
provide a window on the exercise of power that can be valuable for
analyzing the nature and functioning of the power structure. Below
are some of the most useful sources of information on the processes of
government and electoral politics.
Congressional. This is the most comprehensive site on the
U.S. Congress. Provides full text of the Congressional Record
and other congressional documents and reports; transcripts of
congressional testimony; text of bills; biographies, financial
information, and voting records of members of congress; committee
rosters; and more.
Clark Library Government Information Collection. This site,
operated by the University of Michigan Documents Center, has extensive
links to and about all branches of the federal government.
Thomas -- U.S. Congress on the
Internet. This site is the main public gateway to
information on congress. It provides roll call votes, text of
bills, and full text of the Congressional Record.
FedWorld. This is
the main public gateway to information on the many departments and
agencies of the executive branch of the federal government.
Smart. Provides biographies, financial information, issue
positions, and voting records of more than 14,000 political office
holders and candidates.
Information and gossip on members of congress. Subscription is required for most information, but
they offer a two-week free trial
Beltway news and infotainment.
Post Politics. Political coverage, mostly taken
from the pages of the Washington Post and Congressional
Quarterly. Registration is required but it's free.
Public Affairs Information Service. This database provides references (and
sometimes abstracts) to journal articles, books and book chapters,
conference proceedings, government documents, and statistical
directories in the areas of government, international relations,
political science, and public affairs.
Copyright © 2012 by Val Burris