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American politics, comparative politics, international relations, leadership, legal studies, military science, organizational and community leadership, political communication, political parties and campaigns, political science, political theory, public administration, public policy, urban affairs
This guide is designed to assist in locating: case, regulatory, and statutory law; federal bills, laws, and regulations; legal reviews; legislative histories; news reports and public opinions; state laws and policies; scholarly articles; and statistical data.
PolicyMap provides access to more than 15,000 indicators related to demographics, income/spending, housing, lending, quality of life, economy, education, health, jobs, crime, and education. The data is available across a wide range of geographies (e.g., address, block groups, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) in addition to school districts, HUD neighborhoods, and political boundaries. Users are able to analyze large amounts of data and quickly displays the data through maps, tables, charts and reports.
iPOLL is a comprehensive database of 500,000 questions and answers asked in the US since 1935. Most of the major survey research organizations that have done work in the areas of social and political research in the United States are represented in iPOLL. Among them are The Gallup Organization, The Roper Organization, Louis Harris and Associates, the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press
Published in association with the International Studies Association (ISA), the International Studies Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive reference work of its kind for the fields of international studies and international relations. The online format brings together specially commissioned, peer-reviewed essays, written and edited by an international team of scholars and teachers and aimed at students, scholars, and practitioners. The encyclopedia is updated twice annually and enhanced by live links to archives, datasets, cases, pedagogical aids, and other relevant materials.
Conducting A Literature Review - School of Public Policy & Administration
This guide is designed to walk students through the steps involved in conducting various types of literature reviews. The document discusses the expectations at the graduate level for producing a literature review and subsequent sections outline the various types of literature reviews, as well as the differences in methodology and structure.