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Political Science Research Guide
Welcome to the Political Science LibGuide! Use the tabs to find databases, books from our catalog, and websites pertaining to foreign and domestic political science research.
ontains biographical information, voting records, issue positions, interest group ratings, public statements, and information about campaign finances for political candidates and office-holders at the State, Congressional, and national level
This is a non-partisan website who just collects financial data from what candidates and political groups report to the Federal Election Commission. Opensecrets.org allows us to see how much money political parties and candidates are raising and spending. And where the money is coming from.
"The American Values Atlas (AVA) is a powerful new tool for understanding the complex demographic, religious, and cultural changes occurring in the United States today. In 2015, the AVA launched specific issue modules, covering topics such as immigration, abortion, LGBT issues, and others."
In order to be elected President of the United States a candidate needs to have at least 270 electoral votes. This site allows you to play out different scenarios to see which states are needed for either candidate to win.
538 was started by Nate Silver during the 2008 election where he was able to produce statistics regarding the election. Think of this blog as the political version of sports statistics. Silver's company was bought out by the New York Times after the 2008 election.