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Getting Started/Reference Sources
American Political Dictionary, REF JK9.P55 1997
Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress: Biographical information and pictures of Congress members since 1774
Constitution of the U.S.A.: The text of the Constitution, discussion of many debated constitutional issues, and discussion of Supreme Court rulings related to constitutional law.
Council of State Governments State Directory, REF JK2403.B6 (State government info and directory)
CQ Weekly: Complete source for expert coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and back room maneuvering
Directory of State and County Officials, REF JK4130.A25
Europa World Year Book, REF JN1.E85 (World government & U.N. info and directory)
FedStats: A subject guide to the Web sites of government agencies that produce statistics.
General Statutes of North Carolina
Municipal Year Book, REF JS344.C5.A24 (Municipal government info and directory)
North Carolina Manual, REF JK4130.N6
Oxford Companion to Politics of the World, REF JA61.O95 2001
Oxford Guide to the U.S. Government, REF JK9.P384 2001
Political Handbook of the Middle East, REF JQ1758.A58.P65 2006
Political Handbook of the World, REF JF37.P6
POTUS: Biographical, historical and political information about all of the U.S. Presidents.
Statesman’s Yearbook, REF JA51.S7 (Politics, cultures and economies of the world)
Statistical Abstract of the U.S.: The annual government statistical publication.
U.S. Government Manual, REF JK421.A3
United States Code
More dictionaries and encyclopedias related to these subjects are available in the Misenheimer reference room and the Charlotte library.
Academic Search Complete: Interdisciplinary index to journals, 8500 full text, majority are scholarly
CQ Researcher: Full-text reports containing in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues
GPO Access: A multitude of full-text publications from the Government Printing Office.
New York Times Historical Archive: Full text of the New York Times, from the 1st issue in 1851 through a few years ago.
Newspaper Source Plus: Full text of national, regional and state newspapers, including the Charlotte Observer and New York Times
Points of View Reference Center: Full text of essays, magazine and newspaper articles, radio & TV news transcripts, reference books, and primary source documents, designed to present even coverage of multiple sides of controversial issues.
You can find out if we have a particular journal, and if so where to find it, using Journal Finder. You can request articles in journals we don't own via interlibrary loan.
Pfeiffer's Catalog (no password needed). Books and e-books in both libraries. Political science and government books usually have call numbers starting with J and are located on the main stack level in Misenheimer. Misenheimer books can be sent to Charlotte and vice-versa.
WorldCat: A database of books in libraries everywhere. You can request books we don't own via interlibrary loan.