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POLS 4615: Political Polarization: Brainstorm and Background

Political Polarization

Academic Encyclopedias

Culture wars in America : an encyclopedia of issues, viewpoints, and voices (2014) Connect to title online

The Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011) Connect to title online

Encyclopedia of Politics : the left and the right / (2005)

Main Library 6th floor

Call number: JA61 .E54 2005

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History (2009) Connect to title online

Presidential campaigns, slogans, issues, and platforms (2012) Connect to title online

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CQ Voting and Elections Collection:  Historical data and information about voting and elections in the U.S, from 1789 to the present.

iPoll:  U.S. opinion polls on major issues, politics, and society (1930s to present).

Pollster:  tracks thousands of public polls to give you the latest data on elections, political opinions and more.

Social Explorer:  provides easy access to demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present.

Political Data Analysis

Five Thirty Eight:  political analysis driven by data.  Run by Nate Silver, who famously predicted the 2012 election wins with the most accuracy.

Pew Research's Center for the People and the Press:  comprehensive survey data and research on political trends.

Pew Research's 2014 Election Articles:  all of the articles from the various research centers specifically about the 2014 election.

Information about current issues

CQ Public Affairs Collection : CQ Press publications on current affairs  

CQ Researcher Plus Archive : Reports on topical public issues.  

CQ WeeklyAnalysis of the actions of the U.S. Congress.

Information about US Government

CQ Congress Collection :  Congressional member information and legislative analysis

CQ Supreme Court Collection : Supreme Court information, documents, data and analysis.  

CQ Voting and Elections Collection : Historical data and information about voting and elections in the U.S.  


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