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Accessing Online Resources
Below are links to quality websites relating to politics and government.
Official government source for a broad range of social, demographic, business, and economic statistics. Historical data can be found under the "Publications" links on the Census homepage.
Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA Style
Provides examples of citations for government documents in MLA format.
Comprehensive site for national legislative information. Includes bill summaries and status from 1973 to the present, full text of bills from the 101st Congress (1989/90) to the present, full text of public laws from 1973 to the present, House and Senate roll call votes, full text of the Congressional Record from the 101st Congress (1989/90) to the present, committee reports, and more.
National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
Sponsored by the University of Minnesota, the NHGIS contains "summary statistics and GIS files for U.S. censuses and other nationwide surveys from 1790 through the present."
Political Science - University of Rhode Island
Official website for the Department of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island.
Treaties in Force
A list of treaties and other international agreements of the United States in force. Updated annually.
Comprehensive and easy to use portal to federal, state, and local government information. Searches can be done by topic, agency, audience, or level of government.
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