Political Science

Pew Research Center Center for the People & the Press

Alternative Titles
Center for the People & the Press
Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press
Description

This project project provides independent public opinion survey research about American attitudes toward politics and policy. Formerly, the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press (1990-1995), the Center has been sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts since 1996. Major reports examine long-term trends in political values, U.S. views on policy issues and priorities and political knowledge and news interest.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11933
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Labadie Photograph Collection, University of Michigan

Description

The images in this database comprise the general photograph holdings of the Labadie Collection.

Not included are photographs that make up part of archival collections. Those will be listed in the finding aids to the individual collections. You may request digital scans of these photographs, or you may view them in person. If you wish to inquire about the use of these images, please email special.collections@umich.edu.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11861
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Data Citation Index

Alternative Titles
DCI
Description

Designed to "connect the data to the research it informs," Data Citation Index captures all available metadata for the data repositories indexed.  Currently, 69 repositories and over 1.75 million records in the Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Arts & Humanities are indexed.  Includes citations to publications reporting research which utlitizes the data.

 

Type
Database
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11817
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Public Affairs Index

Alternative Titles
PAI
Description

Public Affairs Index is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international commerce and conflict. This database draws from a diverse array of scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications and government documents to provide up-to-date information on a broad range of topics of concern to the world today.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1934- (More complete coverage starts in 1970)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11577
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FDsys

Alternative Titles
Federal Digital System
FD Sys
FedSys
Fed Sys
GPOAccess
GPO Access
Description

Replaces GPOAccess as the digital repository for United States government publications and documents. 

Type
Catalog
Database
Directory
Search Engine
Coverage
Bills, laws, government reports, GAO Reports, Public Papers of the Presidents
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11517
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Michigan Daily Alumni Photographers

Description

The Michigan Daily Alumni Photographers Project is a collaborative effort of the University of Michigan Board of Student Publications, The Michigan Daily and Bentley Historical Library to preserve and promote the rich photographic heritage of The Michigan Daily. That heritage provides documentation of the campus, the community, and the wider world and demonstrates the technical skills and aesthetic vision the photographers brought to their assignments.

The Bentley Library's Michigan Daily record group includes negatives and prints dating from 1963 to 2004 (bulk 1963-1982) and some digital images for 1995 to 2006.

To supplement the Bentley's Michigan Daily collection, the Bentley and the Board of Student Publications have reached out to former Daily photographers who may have personal collections of their work for the Daily, asking if they would consider contributing a selection of their best images for inclusion in the Michigan Daily Alumni Photographers Project. To date Jay Cassidy (1967-1969), Steve Kagan (1970-1973), and Sara Stillman (1995-1998) have contributed to the project. Cassidy has contributed his entire collection of 4882 images (original negatives and digitized surrogates). Kagan provided a selection of 91 digitized images and Stillman had earlier donated her collection of negatives to the archives, A selection of Stillman's negatives and approximately 200 images from the Bentley 's Daily collection have been digitized in the initial phase of the project

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11495
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Clark Library Government Information Collection

The Clark Library Government Information Collection includes statistics, reports, legislation and policy from all levels of government.  Government documents are housed in several different libraries on campus and are findable in Mirlyn and through our Research Guides.

The University of Michigan Library is a depository for publications of the State of Michigan, United States Government, Government of Canada, United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and European Union. In addition to the depository collections, the Library subscribes to the publications of several international agencies, including the OECD, World Bank, IMF and WTO. Subject coverage of the collection ranges from policy and economics to health and environmental studies.
    
 
Depository libraries provide local, no-fee access to government information in a non-partisan environment with professional librarians available to assist users. Congress established the Federal Depository Library Program in 1813 to ensure that government information is accessible to the American public. Since then, depository libraries have safeguarded the public’s right to know by collecting, organizing, preserving and maintaining access to information. The University of Michigan Library was designated a federal depository library in 1884.
 
 
 
 
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government information. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)
 
 
 

Please feel free to contact a government information librarian with a question or to schedule an appointment. The phone number is 734-764-0410 and email address is clarklibrary@umich.edu

Page maintained by Nicole Scholtz
Last modified: 01/09/2014

Washington Information Directory

Description

The Washington Information Directory has more than 10,000 listings for members of Congress, Congressional committees and subcomittees, organization charts, and contact information for NGOs.  Browse by topic to find information on internships.

Type
Directory
Coverage
2005/2006 to present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11377
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International Country Risk Guide

Alternative Titles
ICRG
Description

Four datasets from the International Country Risk Guide comparing political, financial and economic risk for countries worldwide for the period 1984-2009:

Table 2B Composite Risk Ratings, Table 3B Political Risk Points by Component, Table 4B Financial Risk Points by Component, Table 5B Economic Risk Points by Component.

Data sets can be downloaded to Excel.

Type
Numeric Data
Coverage
1984-2009
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11327
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Political Science Complete (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
Political Science Complete
PSC
Poli Sci Complete
Description

PSC provides indexing and abstracts for 2900 journals,and full-text articles for 500 top-ranked scholarly journals. Also includes reference works and professional conference papers. Coverage includes law and legislation, comparative politics, political theory, international relations, humanitarian issues, and non-governmental organizations.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11163
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