History and Political Science Resource Guide
Library of Congress Classes
Political Science: J
American National Biography -- REF CT 213.A68
Twenty-four volumes containing biographies of Americans and those who played a significant role in American history.
Dictionary of American History -- REF E 174.D52 2003
Covers political, military, economical, social and cultural aspects of American history. In 10 volumes.
Guide to Congress -- REF JK 1021.C565 2008
Includes information on the history, processes, and ther aspects of the United States Congress. The eight sections are: Origins and Development of Congress, Powers of Congress, Congressional Procedures, Pressures on Congress, Housing and Support, Pay and Perquisites, Congress and the Electorate, and Qualification and Conduct.
The Statesman’s Yearbook -- REF JA 51.S7
Overviews of economic, political, and social aspects of countries around the world. Information on international organizations such as the United Nations and European Union. Contains a remarkable number of social statistics.
War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies -- REF E 464.U6 1985
Extensive collection of reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders from both Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Contained in 129 volumes.
Georgia history and culture
Individual countries (such as Russia, Mexico, China, etc.)
Middle East relations
Minority communities in the US (Black, Hispanic, Asian)
Databases (available through GALILEO)
America: History & Life -- Indexing for 1700 historical journals, dissertations, and book reviews. Covers history of United States and Canada from pre-history onward.
Historical Abstracts -- Indexing for more than 1700 international journals. Covers the history of the world from 1450 A.D. to the present.
History Reference Center -- Full text for many formats of sources including reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, history periodicals, historical documents, and biographies of historical figures. Also has photos, maps, and historical videos.
Wilson Humanities Full Text -- Full text for scholarly and specialized journals and magazines. Includes articles; interviews; obituaries; bibliographies; book reviews; original works of fiction, drama and poetry; and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and radio and TV programs.
World History Collection -- Full text for more than 150 titles. Subjects include anthropology, art, culture, economics, government, heritage, military, politics, and regional issues.
*Also directly accessible on the internet*
Annals of American History -- American historical primary sources. Includes historical accounts, speeches (in audio and video clips), memoirs, poems, editorials, landmark court decisions and cultural criticism.
Digital Library of Georgia -- Contains digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, and audio and video--all relating to Georgia history and culture.
New Georgia Encyclopedia -- Covers many topics about Georgia including articles and images.
Civil Rights Digital Library -- Provides primary sources from the Civil Rights Movement. Searchable by event, place, people, and topic. Highlights a collection of news films from the movement. Includes articles and educator resources.
Best of History Websites -- Over 1200 annotated links to history websites. Covers all time periods with additional sections on art history, oral history, and maps. Includes lesson plans and activities for teachers.
Holocaust Encyclopedia -- Produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Articles and primary sources on all facets of the Holocaust.
MAPLight.org -- Content centers on United States Senators and Representatives. Provides their voting records and the amount and source of campaign contributions donated to these individuals. Outlines supporting and opposing viewpoints on bills. Demonstrates the interaction of money and politicians.
National Archives Experience Digital Vaults -- Primary sources, such as personal letters, photos, and official government documents, from the historical United States. Includes items from wars and social movements.
Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive -- Maintained by the Miller Center of Public Affairs. Over 4,000 hours of audio and video related to public policy in the United States. Includes the American President Collection which contains profiles written on each president with facts and essays pertaining to his political and personal life. Biographical essays are included on the presidents' administrations and audio files of several speeches are available as well. Other resources include secret White House recordings and recordings of public policy forums.
American Society of International Law (ASIL) Electronic Resource Guide -- Provides overviews and links to electronic resources in the field of international law, including primary sources. Categorized by fields such as Environmental Law and Humanitarian Law. Includes a section on the European Union.
Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image (SCETI) -- "Over 12,000 images from various collections of rare books, manuscripts, papyri, photographs and sheet music." Examples include Medieval and early Renaissance manuscripts, Civil War resources, and several art collections.
United Nations -- Contains basic information on member states and the United Nation's structure and organization. Provides material on committees, commissions, and taskforces. Other information is categorized by topic: Peace and Security, Development, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs, and International Law.
The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency -- Country profiles covering geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
US News and World Report -- Best History Graduate Schools
US News and World Report -- Best Political Science Graduate Schools